Kano Govt Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak

In News 2020-01-22 11:35:36
Kano Govt Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak
Kano Govt Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak

By Kolawole Omoniyi

 

Kano State government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa Fever Virus in the state.

 

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa made the confirmation while addressing newsmen in Kano this morning.

 

Tsanyawa noted that the outbreak was confirmed through the samples sent to the Gaduwa Reference Laboratory in Abuja. He added that among the two medical doctors and one nurse that died, two tested positive to the virus.

 

He however urged members of the public to remain calm as the state government is making efforts to control the situation. The commissioner added that 292 suspected contacts with the initial carrier of the virus have been listed for tracking.