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No Recorded Case Of Lassa Fever In FCT – Director



Dr. Humphrey Okoroukwu, the Director of Public Health in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) confirmed on Friday that there is no recorded case of Lassa fever in the territory.

He also dispelled the rumour on the reported case of Lass fever in Asokoro General Hospital.

Okoroukwu said that some samples of the suspected cases taken to Irrua Laboratory in Edo State were tested negative while the result of other suspected cases on admission in a hospital in Abuja were being awaited.

He said that his department had commenced Facility-Based Clinical Sensitisations in hospitals to educate medical personnel and other health workers about Lassa Fever which had been ravaging some states in the country.

He added that the Health Promotion Education Team had been deployed to sensitise residents in markets, motor parks, schools and streets on the causes and symptoms on Lassa fever in order to take proactive measures against the epidemic.

“We have been going from one hospital to the other to sensitise our medical professionals on how they can identify and handle suspected cases.

“We have Disease Surveillance Structure in communities, wards and area councils, we have sensitised them and they are on red alert,” he said.

Okoroukwu therefore, gave assurance that the administration was working assiduously to avert Lassa fever oubreak in the FCT.

Source: Naija News

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