Lassa fever: Stop drinking raw garri, Anambra Commissioner warns


By Vincent Ujumadu

Awka– FOLLOWING the reported cases of Lassa fever in some parts of the country, the Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike has warned against the habit of drinking raw garri, which might have been infested by rats carrying the disease.


Speaking in an interview in Awka, Akabuike urged residents of the state to be mindful of the kind of garri they consume in view of the prevalence of Lassa fever being recorded across the country and specifically warned against the purchase of garri from certain parts of the country where the produce was usually exposed to all forms of contamination.

The Commissioner said: “That garri you see spread along the highway while you are traveling is very risky to consume, especially when you drink it and it is better and surer consuming the ones you prepared yourself.”

He, however, assured the people of the…

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