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Nine cases of Lassa fever with four deaths recorded in Kogi Statesman

Lassa fever case - Health and News Blog in Nigeria

Nigeria continues to battle Lassa fever virus as the rest of the world continues to deal with the Coronavirus,

In Kogi State, the state’s health ministry says it has confirmed nine cases of Lassa fever with four deaths recorded.

The state’s Epidemiologist Dr Austin Ojotule revealed this in a statement in Lokoja on Sunday.

According to Ojotule, the state’s statistics on Lassa fever outbreak update as at Feb. 8, 2020, has a total of 31 suspected cases.

Dr. Ojutule further disclosed that out of the 31 suspected cases of outbreak, one was probable, 17 negative, nine confirmed, while five had pending laboratory results.

Reports suggest that the nine confirmed cases were from five local government areas of Ibaji with two, Okene, two, Idah, three, Okehi, one, and Igalamela Local Government Area, one.

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