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Lagos places LGs on alert over Lassa fever

26 August 2016, 09:36

Abuja - The Lagos Government has put several local councils on alert over a possible outbreak of Lassa fever in the state, Punch reports.

Following the confirmation of a fresh case of the disease, the Lagos Government sprung into action, ordering that health centres and other traditional health institutions monitor the situation closely.

Thirty-two people have been placed under surveillance in Delta State after news made the rounds that a doctor had succumbed to the deadly disease.

Also read: Lassa fever kills doctor, 2 others in Anambra

In addition, the Federal Government confirmed that it was monitoring a total of fifty-seven people who might have made contact with the victim in both the Delta and Anambra States.

"The measure is routine. There is no Lassa fever case in the state. But it is better to be safe than sorry. We don’t expect any surprise from the councils," stated an official from the Lagos Government, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Read more at Punch

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