KADUNA QUARANTINES SUSPECTED LASSA FEVER VICTIMS – COMMISSIONER

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Kaduna State Government on Tuesday said one person is being treated of Lassa Fever, while others who have come into contact with the victim are being monitored. The Commissioner of Health, Prof Andrew Nok said this in a message to a one-day interactive session on Routine Immunization, Budget Scorecard and Government priorities in Child and Family Health.

He said that the victim, from Chikun Local Government, is receiving treatment at the Infection Control Centre, Kakuri, Kaduna, while “her contacts are currently being monitored for signs and symptoms for 21 days.” Nok, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Ibrahim Jere, said six persons had died from the disease out of the 38 suspected cases reported in the state.

The Commissioner disclosed that the State had released N37.57 million to UNICEF as its contribution for the procurement of therapeutic food supplements for the management of acute malnutrition.

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