No fewer than 8 persons have lost their lives to Lassa fever over the past few days in Kano State.
According to the district Head of Tudun Wada, Tudun Wada local government area of Kano state, Alhaji Bashir Ibrahim Mohammed has disclosed that the incident occurred at Taka Lafiya village of Tudun Wada local government area , about 90 kilometres away from the metropolis .
Also confirming the incident, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim get so offered no details on casualty figures. Getso explained that “two cases of lassa fever were also confirmed in Tudun Wada local government area of Kano and we intensified efforts to curtail the situation and also revealed that the state government has released the sum of N19 million to start an aggressive response to combat the diseases including meningitis as well as other communicable diseases.
He further stated that the state has reactivated the Rapid response team to respond to cases and procured drugs and other consumables for the Rapid response.