Anambra Confirms Suspected Cases of Lassa Fever

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Anambra state has confirmed 15 suspected cases of Lassa fever and one death in Awka, the state capital.

The State Commissioner for Health, Afam Obidike, disclosed that the state’s emergency team was already responding to the suspected cases and had put in place relevant surveillance measures to curtail further spread.

Obidike noted that the government had constituted contact-tracing teams to follow up on identified cases.

The commissioner urged residents to reduce the risk of Lassa fever by keeping their environment clean always.

Written by: Helen Obih

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