Nasarawa Puts Measures In Place To Check Spread Of Lassa Fever


The Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, says the state government has put measures in place to check further spread of Lassa fever.

“We only have one case of Lassa fever and that has been very well handled in a way that we have quarantined and restricted that patient to a place where he is being given full and adequate attention,” he told reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday.

The Governor further stated that the state had commenced sensitisation campaigns to inform the people about the signs and symptoms of the disease and urged residents to be observant.

“We have also sensitised and enlightened people against the spread of such disease.

“We have also informed people about the signs and symptoms of the fever and in the event that you notice any of those signs you should come to the nearest hospital and we will take the patient to where we can isolate him for fear of getting the disease spread,” he said.

Al-Makura commended the medical team of his state on their role in curtailing further spread of the disease and expressed confidence in the actions they have taken so far.

“I think we are on the right track and our medical team in the medical sector is doing all it could to sensitise people to ensure that the disease does not spread,” the governor said.


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