27 cases recorded as Lassa fever ravages Kogi

The Nigeria Medical Association of Nigeria, Kogi chapter, on Thursday, said  27 confirmed cases of Lassa Fever disease from nine local government areas of the state had been reported by the state epidemiologist.

This was contained in a press statement issued on Thursday by the NMA Chairman in Kogi, Dr Kabiru Zubair.

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According to him, no case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the state as at March 25, 2020.

The association noted that even though Kogi had not recorded any case of COVID-19, but it is bordered by 10 states and FCT as well as serve as a major transit point between the North and South made it vulnerable at this time.

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Zubair, therefore, advised the state and federal governments to continue to do more with respect to preventive measures, noting that the healthcare system was too fragile to withstand major outbreaks of infections as caused by COVID-19.

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