Husband And Wife Infected With Lassa Fever in Kwara

52 New Cases of Lassa Fever Recorded in the Last Seven Days – NCDC

The Kwara State Government has confirmed two people has been infected with Lassa Fever in the Baruten Local Government area of the state.

The two people affected were said to be husband and wife who are indigenes of Benin republic but live in a farm settlement in Taberu, Baruten Local government.

In addition to this, The Kwara state Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Usman Rifun-Kolo also confirmed a case of yellow fever and another case of Vaccine Derived Polio Virus which has claimed the life of a little girl infected.

He said, “These cases of Lassa Fever originated from the Benin Republic, whose citizen have inter-relations with people in Baruten area.

Speaking further, the commissioner said the state government has since deployed disease surveillance team to identify the people that have been in contact with the victims.

He revealed further that the four people who had a history of fever have been identified.

Speaking on the polio case, he said the victim was a two-year-old girl who had symptoms of Acute Flaccid Paralysis. He said the World Health Organization confirmed the case.

He assured the Governor of the state, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has released funds to curtail the outbreak of diseases In the state.

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