Three persons including a pregnant woman have been confirmed dead of Lassa fever disease in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Andrew Nok who disclosed this on Monday said the two other people who lost their lives include a nurse and a Medical Doctor in the state.
Professor Nok said the nurse and Medical Doctor contracted the disease after administering medication on the pregnant woman at Saint Loius Hospital, Zonkwa in Zangon Kataf Local government area of the state. In a related development, Kaduna State Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Manzo Maigari said the state has no case of anthrax disease.
Dr. Maigari disclosed this at a one day workshop organized by the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, (NVMA) in collaboration with Africa Media Development Foundation, AMDF to train Journalists on reporting Zoonosis diseases (Animal related diseases) and sponsored by the Ministry.