Lassa fever has claimed the life of a student of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Langtang in Plateau state.
Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kunden Deyin Kamshak, confirmed the incident on Saturday.
He said modalities have been put in place to curtail its spread. Kamshak said, ”of the four samples tested, three tested positive to Lassa fever, adding that the three confirmed cases are students of FGGC Langtang, and unfortunately one of them died.
The school authorities are right now working with the State Ministry of Health and Staff of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) to contain the outbreak.
The students are due to resume from the extended mid-term break today, but we have advised the principal of the school to postpone the resumption.