At the symposium on Lassa fever organised by the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos, health experts in Nigeria have said the recurrent Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria is a National embarrassment and tragedy.

The Chairman, Lassa fever Control Committee in Nigeria and also President of the Nigeria Academic of Science (NAS), Prof. Tomori also added that Lassa fever has been claiming lives in Nigeria for the past 47 years without concrete strategies to bring it under control; noting that breakdown in disease surveillance did not make the country notice that Lassa fever has consistently brought sorrow and pains to several homes in the country.

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