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Lassa Fever Has Symptoms Similar To Those Of Many Illnesses Like Malaria – NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued warnings to all health practitioners and the general public about the symptom of deadly Lassa Fever.

The organization had early posted guidelines for health workers on handling this disease. Also, NCDC warned health care workers to maintain a high index of suspicion and when handling patients and observe standard precautions at all times.

Lassa Fever has reported killed countless people including health care workers in Nigeria. This warning is coming from NCDC via its twitter handle in a tweet which states

#Lassa fever has symptoms similar to those of many illnesses like malaria Health care workers should maintain a high index of suspicion for #Lassafever when handling patients and observe standard precautions at all times

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