Health authorities confirmed four new cases of Lassa Fever

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia in collaboration with the Ministry of Health said it has confirmed four new cases of Lassa fever in three counties.

The four new confirmed cases have been reported from Bong, Grand Bassa and Nimba counties since the last outbreak in May 2018.

According to a release issued Tuesday in Monrovia, cases of Lassa fever are on the increase in Bong, Nimba, and Grand Bassa Counties respectively.

According to a release, the blood specimen were collected and tested positive for Lassa fever at the National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Paynesville City.

The National Public Health Initiative said one case is currently undergoing treatment at Phebe Hospital in Gbarngba Bong County, while one has been discharged and two deaths reported in this recent outbreak.

A total of 128 contacts, including 59 healthcare workers, have been line-listed and are being followed up.

Meanwhile, NPHIL, MOH and partners are appealing to the public to take the necessary preventive measure and kindly report cases of fever to the nearest health facility.

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