Lassa Fever Kills Doctor, Two Others in Anambra – Official.
At a one-day workshop on Lassa fever organised by the ministry to sensitise health professionals in the state on the disease in Awka, the director of Public Health,
Anambra Ministry of Health, Emmanuel Okafor, yesterday, disclosed that A medical doctor and two persons have died of Lassa fever in Anambra State, and He however said the outbreak was not yet at an epidemic proportion in the state.Mr. Okafor said the workshop was aimed at training the health professionals who would go to the grassroots to educate the people on the prevention of the disease, adding that “In Anambra, we don’t know the number of cases of the disease but we have three confirmed deaths,” he said., urging health workers to exercise high standard of professionalism in handling Lassa fever cases, saying the state government had put in place measures to handle the scourge.
Mr. Chukwuka, who represented the Commissioner for Health, Josephat Akabuike, said the workshop was part of the proactive measures adopted by the state government, and “It is a training workshop for health professionals in the 21 local government areas of the state who would sensitise and disseminate information about Lassa fever to the grassroots.
“We are having the workshop for prevention, not that we have an epidemic in the state,”