Medical Doctor quarantined over suspicions of lassa fever in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Ministry of Health says it has quarantined one medical personnel at Jahun Local Government Area, Dr. Anthony Etim on suspicions of Lassa fever.

The Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry Salisu Mu’azu, confirmed this to newsmen.

He said the victim is a staff of Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors without borders.

The suspected case is now being treated at the isolated Infectious Disease Control unit in Jahun hospital.

He explained that Mr Etim reportedly developed the fever symptoms following an official engagement at Internally Displaced Persons Camps (IDPs Camp) in Borno State.

Mu’azu noted that state government is taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease .


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