Plateau Commissioner for Health, Dr Kunden Deyin, revealed that the state has recorded 28 new cases of Lassa fever, with 10 deaths.
Deyin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Thursday, that 64 cases were taken to the laboratory for confirmation out of which 28 were confirmed to be Lassa fever.
He said: “Lassa fever presents like any other fever, with symptoms such as headache, body pain and general feeling of being unwell.
“Therefore, anyone who is felling feverish should visit the hospital immediately.
“Prompt presentation is the key to reducing the mortality rate associated with the disease, but most times, patients do come to the hospitals late.
“However, all health workers should make referrals to other health facilities such as the tertiary health facilities, when you cannot handle such cases like Lassa fever that require prompt medical attention.”