Abuja - The Delta State Government has revealed that 55 people put under surveillance over the threat of an outbreak of Lassa fever have been declared healthy, Punch reports.
The patients are said to have been put under surveillance following the death of a doctor in the state due to the disease, All Africa reports.
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According to Dr. Nicholas Azinge, Commissioner for Health in Delta State, Lassa fever has been brought under control due to the swift measures instituted by officials.
Azinge added that the State Ministry of Health is currently working in collaboration with the Ministries of Information, Education, Environment and other stakeholders in order to step up action and ensure that an outbreak is prevented.
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