Outbreak of Lassa Fever involving three persons has been reported in Nasarawa State, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Keffi, Joshua Ndom, has said.
Ndom who stated this in Keffi, Wednesday, announced that the hospital had taken the patients’ blood samples for test to ascertain whether or not they had the disease.
According to Ndom, “the patients have been separated from other patients. There are three suspected cases and we have taken adequate measures to tackle the situation, because the health of the people is our concern.
“I want to use this medium to appeal to patients and members of the public not to panic, but to remain calm. Necessary steps have been taken to avert the spread of the virus in case there is any.”
He also restated the Centre’s commitment to good policies and projects that have direct bearing on the lives of Nigerians.
Lassa Fever is transmitted through broken skin via direct or indirect contact with the feaces or urine of infected rat.
It can also be contracted through the consumption of contaminated rat.