Via This Day Live, a reminder that Ebola isn't the only concern in West Africa: One Dead, 15 Hospitalised, as Lassa fever, Cholera Ravage Plateau.
One person has been confirmed dead and five others lying critically ill in two hospitals following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Plateau State.
Confirming the outbreak and the death of one victim, the Deputy Director, Epidemiology in the State Ministry of Health, Dr Raymond Juryit, said there are cases of suspected Lassa fever in the state and four of the infected persons are being treated at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Jos, while one other is hospitalised at a hospital in Jingri, Bassa local government area of the state. He also confirmed that one person died of the fever at BUTH.
Juryit also said that the state government was taking necessary measures to prevent a spread of the outbreak and had already taken specimens for confirmation.