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Kano records 4 new cases of Lassa fever

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Kano State government has recorded four new cases of Lassa fever across the state. This is coming as the state is currently facing another outbreak of Diphtheria, with reports. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa disclosed this while briefing newsmen in the state. He said the 26- year- old index case of […]
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Kano State government has recorded four new cases of Lassa fever across the state.

This is coming as the state is currently facing another outbreak of Diphtheria, with reports.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa disclosed this while briefing newsmen in the state.

He said the 26- year- old index case of Lassa fever (names withheld) was admitted on January 10, 2023 at the Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital.

He said three other cases were uncovered from 10 samples obtained from the high-risk contacts of the index case, while three persons tested positive.

“The four confirmed cases are presently at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Isolation Centre,” he said.

According to him, the last confirmed case of Lassa fever in Kano was in January 2020 with three persons dead and 292 cases on the SEE list.

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