New Case Of Lassa Fever Confirmed In Jigawa

He reportedly developed the fever symptoms following an official engagement at the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Borno State...

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A new case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The Acting Permanent Secretary, in the state’s Ministry of Health, Salisu Mu’azu, confirmed this to journalists on Sunday morning.

According to Mu’azu, the victim, Anthony Etim, is a staff of Medicins Sans Frontieres also known as Doctors Without Border.

He reportedly developed the fever symptoms following an official engagement at the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Borno State.

Etim is, however, now being treated at the isolated Infectious Disease Control unit in Jahun hospital.

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