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FG moves to curb Lassa fever in Taraba


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The Federal Government has put machineries in motion to control the spread of Lassa fever, currently ravaging Taraba State, which has claimed several lives, including health workers in the state.

The plans, which include the sensitisation of stakeholders on how to curb the spread of the disease, which always occur during dry seasons, was organised by the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jalingo and facilitated by the Kinestic Integrated Project Limited.


Speaking at a town hall meeting for stakeholders in the state on Lassa fever public awareness creation campaign, yesterday, the Chief Medical Director of the FMC Jalingo, Dr. Aisha S. Adamu, said the meeting, sponsored by the Federal Government is part of the hospital’s projects of 2020, being executed by Kinestic Integrated Project Limited.

He stressed the hospital’s determination to collaborate with all the relevant stakeholders and other relevant ministries and agencies to stamp out the disease in the state.

“The disease has become endemic in recent times and has claimed several lives including that of health workers. “

Adamu, who also affirmed that the disease has affected a lot of families and resulted in expanding a lot of resources-both human and materials, said the Federal Government has seen the need to appropriate and released fund to FMC Jalingo to carry out the event.”


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