The Kebbi State Government on Sunday confirmed one death from six cases of Lassa Fever in the state.
Epidemiologist at the state Ministry of Heath, Dr Assad Hassan, said that the cases were recorded between February and April , with four of the victims from Birnin Kebbi; while the remaining two were from Bunza Local Governmment Area (LGA) of the state.
The persons confirmed to be infected with the disease are between 23 to 65 years, and they include four males and two females.
According to him, one of the female patients was the one that died within hours of arrival at the Federal Medical Centre in Birnin Kebbi.
Hassan further explained that the last confirmed case was on April 27; and refuted reports that two children had died last week as a result of the fever.
The epidemiologist also advised communities to keep food and drinking water in rodent-proof containers and to also bring sick family members to the hospital early enough for treatment.