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Taraba State govt confirms outbreak of Lassa fever

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The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Human Services in Taraba, Zirra Mathias Bubanani has confirmed an outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state after an NYSC member from Damare orientation camp tested positive.

This followed the release of an investigation on a sample taken from the Corps member by the National Reference Laboratory, NRL, Abuja when she presented symptoms similar to that of Lassa Fever by health workers in Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola.

The state government has, therefore, advised members of the public to take necessary precautions by adhering to good hygiene and sanitation habits.

It warned residents to avoid unnecessary contact and ensure proper storage of leftover foods and food items to prevent rat infestation.

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