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Five new Lassa cases confirmed for Plateau

22 January 2016, 06:49

Abuja - Five new cases of Lassa fever have been confirmed for the capital of Plateau State, Jos.

Kuden Kamshak, Commissioner of Health for the State, confirmed that the development while saying that patients have been responding well to treatment so far, Punch reports.

Kamshak also urged residents to keep their environments clean, given the State's close proximity to areas affected by the disease.

Also read: Medical doctor dies of Lassa fever in Osun

Following the death of a patient in Ile Ife, the Osun State Government has also confirmed the placing of 55 people under surveillance in the State.

While confirming the death, Permanent Secretary in the Osun State Ministry of Health, Temitope Oladele, said that confirmatory tests were not done of the deceased to ascertain that he died of Lassa fever and as a result, people have been put under surveillance to contain any outbreak that may occur.

Oladele did, however, report that no other case of Lassa fever has been confirmed throughout the State.

Read more at Punch

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