Adamawa State has recorded its first Lassa fever case, with a victim, Gabriel Ambe, a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, serving in Gembu, Taraba, pronounced dead.
He died on Thursday at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar, confirmed the incident.
Dr. Fatima Abubakar said that while the state rapid response team have already moved to identify individuals who came into contact with the deceased in order to contain its spread.
She explained that since the deceased is suspected to have exported the disease from Taraba into Adamawa there are possibilities he had contact with others.
Taraba State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakai, stated that “a rapid response team has already held a meeting and have already divided themselves into various groups beginning from where he came from.”