Kaduna state confirms case of Lassa Fever

The Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday has confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in a young male from Chikun LGA, who is now being treated at the Infectious Diseases Control Centre.

The public is urged to maintain the highest standard of individual hygiene and to report any suspected cases promptly.

A statement signed by Dr. Amina Baloni, the Commissioner of Health, stated that all KDSG health facilities are on alert to look out for cases.

“The Ministry of Health has supplied our infectious diseases control centre with the necessary commodities and our health personnel are ready to manage any cases that may arise.

“The epidemiology unit is monitoring the situation closely, and all health facilities are on alert.

“We wish to appeal to members of the public to maintain the highest standards of personal hygiene, keep food in proper storage and to remain vigilant to report suspected cases to the relevant authorities.

“Suspected cases should be reported to the State Epidemiology unit on 08036045755 or 08027396344 or by contacting the nearest Local Government Health Authority official, the statement added.

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