Plateau State records 4 fresh cases of Lassa fever

Four fresh cases of Lassa fever have been reported in Plateau State.
The latest development was disclosed by the Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kuden Kamshak.
Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Kamshak stated that the cases were being investigated, with samples from the patients taken to the Diagnostic Centre at Irrua in Edo State for analysis.
Dr. Kamshak explained that altogether, seven cases
had been reported in the state while only two have tested positive to the disease.
According to the Commissioner, in a bid to sensitise citizens on symptoms and preventive measures against the disease, health workers have been deployed across Plateau by the State Government.
These fresh cases came days after Plateau State and three other states were added to the list of states with fresh cases of Lassa fever.
On September 2, five more cases of Lassa fever were reported in four states in Nigeria, increasing chances that the disease could spread further.
Confirming the new cases, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that two cases were reported from Plateau State, one from Rivers, and one each from Bauchi and Gombe.
They all occurred between August 24 to September 2.

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