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Lassa fever: A-Ibom begins sensitization campaign

By Emmanuel Ayungbe

UYO—AKWA Ibom State Government has commenced intensive sensitization campaign in communities and health institutions across the state as preventive measures to check the spread of Lassa fever into the state.

Lassa Fever

Commissioner  for  Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, in a statement, weekend, alerted residents of the state of the outbreak of Lassa fever in parts of the country, which has led to the death of a number of Nigerians especially medical doctors and other health workers.

Ukpong said, “Though there hasn’t been any recorded case in Akwa Ibom State, there is a need for all health workers to have a high index of suspicion when they examine patients with signs and symptoms similar to those of Lassa fever.”


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