FCT strengthens surveillance to prevent Lassa fever, coronavirus

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Lassa fever outbreak

By Franca Ofili

The Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory,  Hajiya Ramatu Aliyu,  says all surveillance informants within the communities and health facilities in FCT have been strengthened for the prevention of Lassa fever and coronavirus.

Aliyu said this at the inauguration of the FCT National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) awareness and sensitisation campaign on Lassa fever and coronavirus in Abuja on Thursday.

“All our surveillance informants within the communities and health facilities sites have been strengthened with sensitization of health personnel across all levels of health care services provision” she said.

Aliyu said that intensifying information, education and communication activities on these diseases and their associated outbreaks among the present day youths was apt.

She said that youths were noted for high mobility, adventures and vibrancy hence more likely to come in contact with people who are affected by the coronavirus by…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria