WORRIES OVER RESURGENCE OF LASSA FEVER AS FCT RECORDS TWO CASES

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has raised the alarm again over the resurgence of Lassa Fever, with two confirmed cases recorded in Abuja.
FCTA’s Secretary, Health and Environmental Services Secretariat, Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, while briefing newsmen on the latest development.
Fasawe stated that already two cases were established, but no mortality, after an alert of Lassa Fever her Secretariat received from a clinician in Bwari General Hospital.
She said investigations that were immediately initiated, revealed the cases of children 14 months and 13 years old respectively, who had contact with their mothers in Bauchi and were at high risk.
According to her, after their mother died of Lassa Fever in Bauchi, their father brought them back to Abuja, where the 14 months tested positive, while the 13 years old was negative.

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