Lassa Fever: 3 more States confirm outbreaks


Lassa fever

By Davies Iheamnachor, Samuel Oyadongha, Emem Idio & Umar Yusuf

The Rivers State government has confirmed three positive cases out of the 50 reported in the State last week.

Disclosing this, the Acting Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Health, Chiwendu Atata,  said the Rivers State Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) had earlier commenced pro-active effort for containment of the outbreak.

“So far, all hands are on deck for facility decontamination, line-listing, presumptive prophylaxis and surveillance to ensure Public health safety and security.

“In addition, the State has procured large quantities of anti-viral agents,  isolation centres have been designated and are being set-up across the teaching hospitals in case of any eventuality….



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