Jos - Two more people have been confirmed dead in Plateau state as a result of Lassa fever according to the state government, Premium Times reports.
The state Commissioner for Health, Kuden Dayin, who made the disclosure said that the victims died at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) on Saturday.
With this latest development, the number of people killed so far by the scourge has increased to three after one person was confirmed dead at Ting village in Fombur District of Mangu local government area last week.
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The state government have placed relations, friends and health workers, who came in contact with the latest victims under surveillance.
Meanwhile, the epidemic has spread to Ekiti State as a patient on admission at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, tested positive to the disease.
The state commissioner for Health, Olurotimi Ojo, confirmed the case in Ado Ekiti on Monday at a meeting on Lassa fever.
He said the female patient, a nursing student, had been quarantined at the hospital, while efforts were being made by medical experts to treat her.
The Federal Government last week said Lassa fever has claimed 41 lives from 93 reported cases in 10 states of the country.
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