One Case Of Lassa Fever Confirmed In Lokoja

A case of lassa fever has been reported and confirmed at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja, Kogi State.

The Chief Medical Director, Dr Olatunde Alabi made this known while addressing newsmen in lokoja.

Dr Alabi said the disease was confirmed to have affected a 30 year old doctor who came to the hospital and complained of headache and fever 10 days ago.

He said the disease Surveillance and notification unit of the hospital was currently handling the case.

The CMD cautioned people to stop bush burning as rodents run for their safety thereby end up entering houses.

He advised people to avoid exposing their foods and store them in a proof containers.

D.r Alabi also urged people to cook foods thoroughly and report early case of the fever to the nearest hospital.

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