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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Nigeria to probe Lassa fever outbreak

Via Xinhua :

" The Nigerian government has set up a Lassa Fever Rapid Response Committee to investigate, prevent and control further outbreaks of the disease which has already killed 40 people in 12 states across the country.

Chaired by Sunday Aremu Omilabu, a senior staff of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), the 23-man committee having representatives of government agencies and development partners was inaugurated here on Thursday, by the minister of state for health Muhammad Ali Pate.

Speaking at the inauguration, the minister said the committee would coordinate responses from government and development partners in controlling the spread of the disease."

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