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Lassa fever outbreak claims two lives in Kaduna


The Director of Disease Control, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Hamza Ikara, on Wednesday said an outbreak of Lassa fever has claimed two lives in the state.

This was as residents of Narayi, in Chikun Local Area of the state scrambled for suspected toxic frozen fish dumped at a cemetery in the area.

Meanwhile, Ikara said the two Lassa fever cases involving a female and a male were recorded in Kubau and Chikun Local Government Areas of the state.

Those were the first cases recorded in 2022, according to the health worker.

The director said contact tracing was ongoing for those who had contact with the victims just as the state government had activated its surveillance for more case detection and proper treatment, adding that the risk communication team has also been alerted.

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