LASSA FEVER: 292 Persons Risk Losing Freedom of Movement in Kano

Following the death of three persons from Lassa fever, Kano state government has line-listed 292 persons that may likely be quarantined.

The state commissioner for health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, Tuesday morning confirmed to journalists that three persons had lost their lives to Lassa fever in Kano.

He cautioned that the line-listed persons are those who had frontline contact with those who died from the ailment.

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Tsayanwa disclosed that those line-listed are under close monitoring, adding that state health officials are keeping vigil over them.

Tsanyawa revealed that a medical facility located at Yar Gaya has been fully equipped to quarantine any of the line-listed persons who is discovered to have developed further symptoms.

He said the state ministry of health has intensified surveillance, noting that anyone found to have contracted the ailment would be denied freedom of movement to curtail further spread of the disease.

Abdulgafar Oladimeji: Abdulgafar Olawale Oladimeji is a Nigerian born, London school of journalism trained journalist, who started his career in 1998 as a curb reporter in Kano. His work as a reporter has taken him to various African countries.
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