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Health: FCTA reacts to ‘outbreak’ of Lassa Fever in Abuja

Health: FCTA reacts to ‘outbreak’ of Lassa Fever in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has not yet recorded any case of Lassa fever in the nation’s capital.

FCT Director of Public Health, Dr Humphrey Okoroukwu dismissed the speculation on the reported case of Lass fever in Asokoro General Hospital as “false”.


Okoroukwu explained that samples of the suspected cases were taken to Irrua Laboratory in Edo State and the result was negative, while that of another suspected cases admitted in one of the hospitals in FCT was being awaited.

According to him, the FCTA has deployed its Health Promotion Education Team to sensitise residents in markets, motor parks, schools and streets on the causes and symptoms on Lassa fever.

He said that his department had begun Facility-Based Clinical Sensitisations in hospitals to educate medical personnel and other health workers about Lassa Fever which had been reported in some states across the federation.

“We have been going from one hospital to the other to sensitise our medical
professionals on how they can identify and handle suspected cases.


“We have Disease Surveillance Structure in communities, wards and area councils; we have sensitised them and they are on red alert,” he told NAN.

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