A 26-year-old pregnant woman has died of Lassa Fever in Katsina State, the Government confirmed on Wednesday.
Her 60-year-old relation has also tested positive to the virus.
She is said to be on admission for continuous surveillance.
The Executive Director of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) Dr Shamsudeen Yahaya disclosed these to newsmen on Wednesday.
He said during an update on the epidemic in his office, seven samples were collected out of which four reported negative, one is still pending for confirmation and two returned positive
He said ’’the pregnant woman died on Sunday, while the other is alive and responding to treatment; there were plans to take the one that is alive to an isolation center in Katsina.
‘’The pregnant woman was vomiting, bleeding and the pregnancy was aborted just before she died.”
He maintained that the history of the travel of the victims indicated that they came into Katsina from Bauchi State.
He said the 4 cases travelled from Bauchi to Kusada Local government area of the state where they reported to the comprehensive General hospital in Kusada complaining of feverish conditions and were subjected to thorough medical examinations
Dr. Shamsudeen also warned citizens of the state to embrace efficient personal hygienic practices including covering their foods, washing their hands and called on health workers to maintain high level of professionalism, report noticed cases for further necessary actions.