UNIJOS Student Confirmed Second Victim Of Lassa Fever

A student in the University of jos is a second victim of the lassa fever in plateau state. According to reports, the second victim in the state is believed to be from shanon village in the Riyom LGA of plateau state.

Information told by some students that both patients were admitted at the job University teaching hospital (JUTH) for treatment after they were isolated by the epidemiology unit of the state ministry of health.

It was further reported that while the student infected by the disease was been treated and discharged the woman still on admission in JUTH.

The members of the epidemiology unit were said to have carried out a dis-infection exercise and counseling to students and members of the public on prevention of the disease.

An official of the health ministry, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak, told our correspondent on Sunday that the situation had been brought under control.

He added that officers from the NCDC, Abuja, had visited the state to carry out an on the spot assessment of the situation in the state.

The official added that the ministry had received assurances from the state government that everything would be put in place to ensure that the disease did not spread to other parts of the state.

According to the official, the early detection of the disease made it possible for it to be handled and contained before it could spread to other areas.

He added that the two patients survived because the illness was reported early.

The Assistant Registrar, Information and Protocol of the university, Mr. Abunijos lassa feverdullahi Abdullahi, told our correspondent that the JUTH authorities had yet to communicate the incident to the university.

He added, however, that on the strength of the information available to the university, it was ready to cooperate with health officials to contain the spread of the epidemic.

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