Kano Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak, After Death Of Health Workers

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By Adamu Aminu Fagge

Kano State government on Wednesday 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.

Dr Tsanyawa stressed that the outbreak was confirmed through the samples sent to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

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