BREAKING: Lassa Fever Hits NYSC Camp

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The outbreak of Lassa Fever has been confirmed at the orientation camp of national youth service corps, Damare in Adamawa state where the batch A stream one corps members are undergoing training for the national service.

According to the Adamawa State Ministry of Health and Human Services which confirmed the lassa fever outbreak noted that a corps member tested positive at the Camp.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Zirra Mathias Bubanani, said The corps member was confirmed positive following the release of an investigation on a sample taken from her by the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) Abuja when she was suspected to have presented symptoms similar to that of the fever.

While contact tracing and isolations were underway, the urged members of the public to take necessary precautions by ensuring good hygiene and sanitation habits in addition to proper storage of leftover foods and food items to prevent rats infestation.

Bubanani, advised the public not to panic as the ministry with the support of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri in collaboration with all state domiciled health facilities, agencies, and partners were working hard to prevent the spread of the disease.

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