Taraba State Govt. Confirms Outbreak of Lassa fever, 1 Confirmed Dead

4 years ago by: Giwa bayo
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Taraba State government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever, a deadly viral disease, in the state. Lassa fever is transmitted by infected rodents. The state Commissioner of Health, Innocent Vakkai in an interview with journalists over the weekend said;
"One person died and two others quarantined and their blood samples have already been taken to Irrua Specialists Hospital in Edo State for further confirmation."
Speaking on how the viral disease is contacted, Vakkai said
"People usually get infected with the Lassa Virus after exposure to infected rodents, while person to person transmission occurs through direct contact with the sick person." He said precautionary measures include putting food in rodent proof containers and wearing protections such as masks, gloves, gowns among others.


-- BLACKY77 (m) at 4-01-2016 01:14PM
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IT SHOULD BE CURTAIL BEFORE IT SPREAD WIDE
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-- gogoman (m) at 4-01-2016 01:31PM
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make una no spread am oo
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-- kp45 (m) at 4-01-2016 01:41PM
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Please let the precaution be effective o.
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-- DAMILARE100 (m) at 4-01-2016 02:10PM
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God have mercy in Nigeria.
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-- okatee (m) at 4-01-2016 02:35PM
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BABAGOD, NA ONLI U FIT SAVE US FROM DIS KIND SITUATION OO.
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-- Novic (m) at 4-01-2016 04:36PM
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They should do something about it fast.
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-- moralemike07 (m) at 4-01-2016 10:05PM
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God help us oo. We don't need this kind of bad news this year ooo. We need positive progress.
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-- AmazingMarie (f) at 4-01-2016 11:10PM
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O Lord save your people from lassafever
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-- zezprincess (f) at 4-01-2016 11:57PM
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OMG,after we don rest for ebola na lassa fever be another one again,God why naija alone,abeg have mercy on us.taraba govt make una no allow d lassa to spreadoooO.
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-- cocoeni (f) at 5-01-2016 12:21AM
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na waooo
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-- DAMILARE100 (m) at 7-01-2016 09:57AM
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Yeye de smell
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-- Mopera (m) at 10-01-2016 07:45PM
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after we don rest for ebola
na lassa fever be another one
again,God why naija alone,abeg
have mercy on us.taraba govt
make una no allow d lassa to
spreadoooO.
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-- Oworen25 (m) at 12-01-2016 05:39AM
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Na wow oh for this kind sickness now a days people no dey fear aids again. why all this sickness dey always dey for Africa alone.
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-- Novic (m) at 26-01-2016 08:24PM
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 For starters, there's an error in
your write up.
You said policemen came to
arrest Buhari! Those four men
weren't policemen, they were
military men. As for th last paragraph I would
say it is your own opinion. But it
could be true th bottom line is
simply this, in all you do live a
just life. Because even if Buhari
wanted to get back at Dasuki, and Dasuki was clean there would be
nothing Buhari can do. Really? Why do you speak like a
novice, if Buhari wanted to get
back to Dasuki and he was clean.
First off, there is no clean politician
in Africa, everybody can be probed
and made to look bad if they really want to bring him down, even
Buhari had received 300m cars
from Dasuki during this period, did
you notice how no one ever speak
about that? Well that's the
formular, ever hard anyone hustle obasanjo like this? Though there
are evidence of major corruption
during his term, when you get more
familiar with politics you will realize
how cold it is out here. This is all
about revenge and not an opinion Should we call this happening now
a revenge? Well, their wahala.
Dasuki must bring those money
taking. how true is this?
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