Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lassa fever kills two in Plateau as Delta state records first case

Two people lost their lives after they contracted the now prevalent Lassa fever in Plateau state. The State commissioner for Health, Dr. Kuden Kamshak who confirmed the death of the two victims yesterday January 18th, said they died at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) where they were being treated. This brings to three the number of people that have died from the disease in Plateau state.

The State Commissioner says the government and the World Health Organization are working towards containing the virus
“The state with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is working round the clock to contain the spread of the virus”.
Meanwhile a 65 year old woman has been diagnosed with the deadly fever in Delta state. The unidentified woman who is from Ifiogwari village, Ayamelunu, Anambra state, is said to have come to Asaba for treatment after a suffering prolonged fever. She was first admitted at St. Joseph’s Hospital, from where she was referred to Federal Medical Centre, Asaba when her conditioned worsened. The case was confirmed at the virology laboratory, Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Edo State.

Lassa fever is a viral disease transmitted by infected rats. The rats spread the disease by contaminating food or water in any dirty environment. Infected persons spread the disease when their body fluids such as blood, feces, urine, sperm and vomit come in contact with others. Some signs and symptoms of Lassa fever infection include cold and fever, sore throat, headache, pains in different parts of the body, nausea, cough, diarrhea and general sense of being unwell.

49 comments:

dj banti said...

Oboy

Ngene Olivia said...

Ike play like play, this is getting outta hand













#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE


GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

This gradually becoming a crisis like that of Ebola; only that is slow but stead.

ify said...

Father intervene

JAYZSBOSS said...

This lasa fever is real yall

Obugo Queen said...

NA wah, dis year 2016 is filled wit terrible news.God please help us find a cure to curtail dis dxs.

samson adele said...

GOD we need ur help oooo

Anonymous Personified said...

Ahah!
This is getting messier. Our health sector should take some measures to curb this nah

Queen Erekosima said...

na God hand we dey oooo

Valentineboy "aka" Lindaikeji's son said...

Seriously??
Gat to be
carefull now,
cos am from
delta- state

Maureen Mordi said...

Ebola don go na Lassa fever again.

Roseline Dakok said...

Oh my plateau!!!

linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

Chai God Safe Us......

NneGal aka Linda post my Comments hahahaa said...

Odiegwu,it is Well!!!!!!! God help Nigeria

Vivian Reginalds said...

Chai! RIP. be cautious and conscious Nigerians.
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Unique Treasure said...

RIP





































#she'sunique#

Pesin Pikin said...

Na wa o! How come this is spreading faster than the case of Ebola? The govt shd really do something about it o!

golda awosika said...

I kno ryt, den bird flu too




#*karlishah*

solomon idode said...

Biko abeg help me call fashola.

aderinto biliaminu said...

Oga God help oooooo

Jude Akinwole said...

Gradually this is becoming an epidemic. I just feel govt. should be more proactive in curbing this menace. God help us

Anonymous said...

Even the gala I bought on the road yesterday, come and see where Rat has bitten the waterproof creating a hole.

Thank God I checked it well before opening. As I reach house na to throwaway for dustbin come wash hand

My people...... Shine ya eye

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

God please come to our rescue

goschi godwin said...

Nawao. Make I run go U.S ?



#PeopleMustAdjust

BIAFRA_LAND

savi effiong said...

Nd y can it spread xo easily

Juliet Iwuno said...

God please heal our Land! Linda take note!

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Only God can save us,so let pray for Nigeria!


#FINEST

evy claret said...

Endtime! Strange illnesses are coming up

Eva Da Diva...

Veralyn Fabian said...

May God guide and protect us all,linda post my comment ooo

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu what rats have caused. May God continuously protect us o.

Anonymous said...

This stuff is gaining grounds eh... May God help us..... Great discovery of sports news here

florence adenike said...

Beginning of dis new year and dis is already happning GOD pls save us nd our family

ROYAL CHATTER said...

this lassa fever of a disease should be stopped.

Anonymous said...

People move,initially thinking it is just malaria or typhoid they have....then it worsens,but they would have been in contact with people who also move and be in contact with other people traveling to other states not knowing what they may have contracted....
...& contact tracing is extremely difficult- the ministry of health/WHO is very busy right now!

Ann Anthony said...

It's well

Pearlie said...

No matter what the devil does, he will be defeated as usual.

Pearlie said...

No matter what the devil does, he will be defeated as usual.

badgalvivi badgal vivi said...

Lord help us....




# pray for Nigeria Badgalvivi says so#

izy 2 nv said...

THIS LASSA IS GROWING FAST OO. WHATS THE GOVT DOING ABT THIS?

Charles Okafor said...

Jeez... Dis tin is spreadin oo












Enugu's second shoe designer

Jesseballs said...

Lord have mercy n heal our land

temitope faizat said...

Lord have mercy and save our country

Moses Iwux said...

May God help us all




The gods are watching

Miriam Aguzie said...

We wld soon hear Saala fever. May God protect us all#Lindangwanu#

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Let Nigerians join hands in prayer for the God who delivered us from Ebola is still alive

funkecrown05@gmail.com said...

It's well ooooo,

daniela desmond said...

Its on the increase...

Angel Makiz said...

lord pls save us....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Chidinma Chikata said...

LORD have mercy.

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