Rivers State records four cases of Lassa fever

Following the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country, four suspected cases of Lassa fever have been recorded in Rivers State.

This development was confirmed by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of health, Dr. Chinwe Atata.

According to the acting permanent secretary, four main cases have recieved prompt and adequate medical attention while 57 people have also been placed on surveillance after a speculated physical contact with the affected individuals.

Dr. Atata further disclosed that they have sufficient quantities of commodities and drugs for therapeutic and preventive interventions.

She said;

“We are working assiduously to ensure public health safety to exposed substance especially among public health personnel as first respondents.

“We are working in partnership with state and federal agencies and al stakeholders in the interest public health security and therefore, there is no cause for alarm.

“The situation we have recorded is firmly under control. In addition, we have enough self-sufficient quantities of commodities and drugs.”




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