Lassa Fever : 3 Suspected Cases In Nasarawa State
There has been three suspected cases of lassa fever in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi in Nasarawa State, says the hospital is currently handling three cases of suspected Lassa fever.
The Federal Medical Centre M.D., Joshua-Ndom told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Keffi on Thursday that the hospital had taken the patients’ blood samples for test to ascertain whether or not they had the Lassa virus.
The patients have been separated from other patients. There are three suspected cases and we have taken adequate measures in order to tackle the situation because the health of the people is our concern.
I want to use this medium to appeal to patients and members of the public not to panic, but to remain calm.
Necessary steps have been taken to avert the spread of the virus in case there is any.
The medical director also restated that the centre will adhere to good policies and projects that have direct influence on the lives of Nigerians.
It is also good to note that Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus.
Many of those infected by the virus do not develop symptoms. When the symptoms eventually occur, they typically include weakness, fever, headaches, muscle pains and vomiting.