John Shiklam in Kaduna

Three people including a doctor, nurse and a pregnant woman were confirmed dead on Monday following the outbreak of Lassa Fever in Kaduna state.

The incident took place at the Saint Louis Specialist Hospital in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local government area of the state.

The Kaduna state commissioner for health, Prof. Jonathan Andrew Nok, who confirmed the incident to news men in Kaduna, said the pregnant woman was being suspected to have infected the health workers.

According to the commissioner, the doctor and the nurse had developed symptoms of Lassa fever shortly after operating on the pregnant woman.