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FG, Delta collaborate to check spread of Lassa

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The Federal Ministry of Health says it is collaborating with Delta Government to enhance disease surveillance and curtail the spread of Lassa Fever recorded in the state.

Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

The minister was represented during the interview by the Deputy Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry, Mr Olajide Oshundun.

The minister said that the ministry would commence a national campaign to create more awareness on the Lass Fever considering the fact that the disease usually comes during the rainy season.

Adewoye, who advised Nigerians not to panic, however, called on them to maintain good hygiene.

NAN reports that Delta Ministry of Health has confirmed one person dead (a medical doctor) while 32 others are on surveillance, following reported case of Lassa fever in the state on Aug. 18.


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