Six Die As Lassa Fever Hit Seven States In Nigeria

Published On: January 17, 2017, 7:43 am
Author: kacy lee
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The Federal Government on Monday raised the alarm over an increasing number of Lassa fever cases since December 2016 and advised that increased attention should be focussed on prevention and preparedness.

The government specifically confirmed the death of six persons out of 19 confirmed cases of Lassa fever in seven states.

Already, a Lassa fever working group has been setup at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, a parastatal in the Federal Ministry of Health, to ensure no state was left behind.


“When diagnosis and treatment is late, it reduces the likelihood of recovery. Lassa fever is curable when there is rapid laboratory testing to confirm the disease, leading to early commencement of treatment. Critically, Lassa fever transmission in healthcare settings can be prevented by strict adherence to universal precautions. Doctors and nurses are advised to hold each other accountable to insist on these precautiThe Federal Government on Monday raised the alarm over an increasing number of Lassa fever cases since December 2016 and advised that increased attention should be focussed on prevention and preparedness.

The government specifically confirmed the death of six persons out of 19 confirmed cases of Lassa fever in seven states.

Already, a Lassa fever working group has been setup at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, a parastatal in the Federal Ministry of Health, to ensure no state was left behind.



-- james987 (m) at 17-01-2017 08:16AM
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Make una do something to curtail the menace fast before e go spread everywhere..
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-- beneno (m) at 17-01-2017 08:56AM
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Government una dey sleep ? ,I beg my family dey there o  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- chukkychukky (m) at 17-01-2017 09:27AM
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ok

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-- crocatum (m) at 17-01-2017 09:59AM
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when they killed all the snakes, why wont lassa enter food.
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-- gogoman (m) at 17-01-2017 10:35AM
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farmer treat una food well well, abi na BUHARI go do that for una again!!
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-- akinmanchy (m) at 17-01-2017 12:24PM
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Lassa fever again? Na wa ooo

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-- kacylee (f) at 17-01-2017 06:58PM
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govt pls adress this issue fast ooo

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-- BournIdentity (m) at 18-01-2017 11:51PM
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Nobsmalltin RIP...,,,



Lyf na from phase to face..,,,...,,.......
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