Edo Intensifies Campaign on Lassa Fever

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Edo State Government has announced plans to intensify campaign to curb the spread of Lassa fever and protect citizens across all communities.

The State Commissioner for Health, Obehi Akoria, revealed that the state has continued to witness a steady rise in the number of cases and deaths from the disease.

She noted that the state has now recorded 97 confirmed cases and nine deaths from 11 local government councils across the state, reassuring that the government is stepping up sensitization campaigns as well as surveillance and response activities, and taking other necessary steps to contain Lassa fever.

She further charged them to reach out to the disease surveillance or notification officers within their local government areas if they have been in contact with someone confirmed to have Lassa fever or suspect any symptoms of Lassa fever or any other priority disease.

Written by: Helen Obih

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