Lassa fever FG plans to set up more laboratories

The minister was briefing the reps on the current efforts made by the government to eradicate Lassa Fever.

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Lassa fever: FG warns against hoarding information, patients

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Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole announced that the Federal Government has finalised plans to reactivate more laboratories in the country.

Leadership reports that Adewole said this in a meeting with members of the House of Representatives’ joint Committees of Health institutions and Health care services.

The minister was briefing the reps on the current efforts made by the government to eradicate Lassa Fever.

The Minister had earlier revealed that the federal government will eradicate Lassa fever from Nigeria by April 2016.

He also blamed Governors for spread of disease, adding that the Outbreak of the disease is not a sign of failure.

The Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), Lagos State Chapter, said that it had destroyed no fewer than 4,400 rats at six major markets in the state.

The Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, also confirmed the death of a 53 year old woman who tested positive to Lassa Fever.

On a lighter note, patients and medical personnel in Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, took to their heels when they discovered that two patients allegedly died as a result of the deadly disease

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