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FG alerts Nigerians of the resurgence of Lassa fever in Nigeria

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The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians, medical personnel and other stakeholders of the resurgence of Lassa fever in Nigeria.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, in a circular signed on his behalf by the Director, Hospital Services, in the ministry, Dr. Wadapa Balami, advised medical personnel across board especially those domiciled in federal hospitals to ensure safety measures are urgently effected to check the spread of the deadly virus.

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Recall that had earlier reported the resurgence of the fever in Ogun State with one person confirmed dead.

The circular reads in part: “I am directed to inform you that there has been a report of resurgence of Lassa fever in the country with one death recorded in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Consequently, you are requested to activate your surveillance systems, maintain universal precaution and embark on community mobilization, to ensure that this resurgence does not escalate to epidemic proportions”.

The minister mandated the personnel to treat the resurgence with utmost importance.

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See copy of circular below: