Five more die of Lassa fever in Taraba

Five more die of Lassa fever in TarabaThe Federal Medical Center Jalingo  in Taraba state has confirmed the death of five more persons  as a result of suspected cases of Lassa fever virus.
 The additional deaths bring the number of  persons that have died in the state as a result of   Lassa fever to 12. 
   The Head of Clinical Services  in the center, Dr.   Attah Iliya, also disclosed that  44  suspected cases were received at the center out of which four  were confirmed to be Lassa fever.
He also said that seven patients suspected to have contracted the virus have disappeared from the hospital.
 Dr Attah said effort was being made to trace the patients and bring them back for treatment.
 He disclosed that 19 Lassa fever patients were treated and clinically confirmed free of the fever in the center.
Earlier on January 5, the center  confirmed that  of three persons died  as a result ofthe fever.