Saturday, 9 January 2016

Niger Govt. Pledges Adequate Control Of Lassa Fever Spread

The Niger State Government has advised members of the public not to panic over the reported outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state.
The Commissioner for Health and Health Services, Dr. Mustapha Jibril in a statement issued said that government has stepped in to contain the situation.
He said measures are been put in place to address the development as blood samples of those suspected to have been infected by the disease have been taken for laboratory test at the Nigeria
Centre for Disease Control in Abuja and Lagos.
“I wish to allay the fears of our people on the reported case of the Lassa fever breakout in three communities of Fuka Ward, Muyan Local Government Area of the state. The state government has taken steps to contain the disease and its spread.
“The Ministry of Health and Health Services have swung into action in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO) and the local government to bring the situation under control,” Jibril stated.
The Commissioner further said that his ministry has strengthened monitoring and surveillance on the affected communities in Fuka Ward, Muyan Local Government Area of the state.
He then called on members of the public to come up with information on any suspected disease or death to the nearest health centre.

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