Lassa Fever 8 die of disease in Kano

The deaths occurred in Taka-Lafiya village in the Tudun-Wada Local Government area of the state.

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Eight people have died of Lassa fever in Kano State, a community leader has said.

The deaths occurred in Taka-Lafiya village in the Tudun-Wada Local Government area of the state.

District Head of Tudun-Wada Local Government and Dankadai of Kano, Dr. Bashir Muhammad Dankadai made the disclosure on Wednesday, March 29, while speaking with the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Daily Trust reports.

“Three people whose condition was critical at that time were rushed to ‘Yar-Gaya Infectious Disease Isolation Center for further investigation,” he said.

“One of them later died in the hospital, taking the total number of casualties to five. Two other patients died again and the last victim died yesterday, bringing the total of death to eight," he added.

In response, the Emir of Kano advised the people to improve on their personal hygiene, and urged the state government to work quickly to curb the spread of the disease.

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The eight deaths have also been confirmed by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ibrahim Getso.

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