Lassa Fever — Nigeria
A middle-aged man (name withheld) has tested positive to Lassa fever in Katsina [city, Katsina state] following contact with the corpse of his brother who died from the disease in Kaduna [city in Kaduna state].
The samples of the man and 7 others who participated in the burial rites were taken and his turned out positive. He is currently quarantined at the National Obstetric Fistula Centre at Babbar Ruga [in Katsina].
The state Commissioner of Health, Mariyatu Bala Usman, who disclosed
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