No case of Lassa fever in C/River, says health commissioner


The Cross River Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu on Tuesday, advised residents of the state not to panic as there was no confirmed case of Lassa fever in its health facilities.

Edu, who made the call at a stakeholders meeting on emergency preparedness held in Calabar, said the public should observe strict preventive measures to forestall an outbreak of the disease in the state.

She said that in response to the increasing number of Lassa fever cases in neighbouring states, the Cross River government had activated an Emergency Response and Surveillance Team to coordinate response activities across the state.

According to her, the team would be a collaborative effort of all stakeholders,…

Source: Nigerian Tribune