Kaduna State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni has confirmed a new case of Lassa fever in the State.
In a statement on Saturday, she said the new victim of the fever in the state is one 34-year-old male from Kajuru Local Government Area.
Dr Baloni also said the state had recorded a total of 23 cases so far, 15 test results have come back negative while six cases were pending.
”This brings the number of confirmed cases to two in Kaduna State, as the first victim has died last Sunday and has since been buried,” she said.
She added that a total number of 40 people who had been in contact with the cases were being monitored and none had shown any symptom.
However, contact listing and follow-up as well as active case search are ongoing as she advised the general public to continue to maintain a high level of personal hygiene and environmental sanitation and ensure that all cases of fever are tested for malaria before treatment.