Lassa Fever Fear Spreads to Bornu State

- Patient wrongly diagnosed and placed under quarantine has now been discharged.

- Commissioner of reassures residents of commitment to curtail any epidemic.


The Commissioner of Health in Borno State, Haruna Mshelia has confirmed to Journalists in Borno that there was a suspected case of Lassa Fever reported in Zabarmari community of Jere local government area of the state.

Mshelia  said “The patient
was discharged after medical examination certified him free of Lassa fever infection. It is medically proven that the case was not Lassa fever as earlier suspected.”

With regards to future epidemics, the commissioner reassured residents of Borno of the tate's preparedness for other diseases.

The Commissioner added that “Assorted drugs are distributed to endemic areas. State preparedness for endemic disease such as cholera is in place.”

Following the cases of this disease in Lagos, this new report has fueled the concerns of Nigerians across the country leading to more sensitisation campaigns from the Ministry of Health.

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