Taraba State government has affirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever, a deadly viral disease, in the state. Lassa fever is transmitted by infected rodents. The state Commissioner of Health, Innocent Vakkai in a meeting with writers throughout the weekend said;
"One individual passed on and two others isolated and their blood tests have as of now been taken to Irrua Specialists Hospital in Edo State for further affirmation."
Talking on how the viral sickness is reached, Vakkai said
"Individuals typically get contaminated with the Lassa Virus after introduction to infected rodents, while individual to individual transmission happens through direct contact with the debilitated individual."
He said safety oriented measures incorporate placing sustenance in rat verification compartments and wearing securities, for example, veils, gloves, outfits among others.