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Monday, March 5, 2012

Nigeria : Health Secretariat Sends Alert On Lassa Fever

Via All Africa :

" Following reported cases of Lassa fever outbreak in 13 states of the country, the FCT Administration has sent alert letters to health facilities in all the six area councils of the FCT on measures to curtail the disease.

FCT Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Ademola Onakomaiya, made the revelation at a press briefing on the 2012 Lassa fever outbreak recently.

He said alert letters were sent to the area councils and all FCT secondary and private health facilities informing them to step up active surveillance and community sensitization.

The Secretary said so far within the year, only three suspected cases have been reported and no confirmed deaths."

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