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Plateau confirms new Lassa fever case

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja–

Plateau state government yesterday confirmed a suspected case of Lassa fever in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Kuden Kamshak, a medical doctor, said the infected persons had been quarantined.

“Currently, there is a case of Lassa fever in Tudun Wada, here in Jos, but the infected persons have been quarantined alongside with his brother.

The said person also has symptoms of yellow fever,” he said.

He added that “the entire family of the patient had been put under surveillance for the next 21 days.

” The health commissioner made the disclosure yesterday in Jos, in an interview with journalists, while speaking on measures being taken by the state health officials to prevent possible outbreak of monkey pox in the state.

Monkeypox has already been recorded in seven states.

However, one of the states listed, Ogun, has denied claims of the outbreak of the viral disease.

Kamshak advised residents of the state to observed proper hygiene and be “watchful of strange people around them.

” He, however, said people should not panic adding that monkeypox disease was curable

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