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Nigeria: How Kano Contained Its Current Lassa Fever Outbreak

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It was the last day of 2019. Everyone, including health workers at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), the largest healthcare facility in Kano State, looked forward to the New Year.

Salamatu, a 28-year-old woman, 38 weeks pregnant, arrived at the Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) unit on referral from Standard Hospital, a private hospital where she attended for her antenatal classes. She had been in labour in the private hospital and sensing she could be having some complications, the health workers referred her to AKTH. Besides feeling weak, she had a fever with mild bleeding. Upon examination, the medical team decided to carry out an emergency Caesarean Section (CS). A team of six including

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