Four die of Lassa fever in Taraba
Taraba State government has confirmed the death of 4 persons in the recent Lassa fever outbreak.
The state’s commissioner of health, Dr Innocent Vakkai who confirmed this on Monday January 27 said the late residents of the state were among the 5 people who tested positive after 15 persons were subjected to a medical test for the disease.
Vakkai disclosed that the surveillance system for more case detection and proper treatment has been activated by state government after most of the suspected cases were found to have come from six local government areas in the state; Bali, Gashaka, Gassol, Ardo-Kola, Jalingo and Ibi.
The Commissioner said they’ve launched a campaign to create awarnness and enlighten residents of the state on symptoms of the disease. He also revealed that the difficult terrains of the state have led to late reporting of patients to hospitals.