Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health has said that the country is on the verge of tackling Lassa fever outbreak.

The minister made this known on Tuesday 24th April 2018, in response to fears raised by Saudi Arabian authorities on the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria and its likely impact on the Hajj 2018.

Prof. Adewole said there was only “one case last week throughout the country”. He also said so far, Nigeria is almost free of the disease and a declaration on that would soon be made.

The health minister said even at its prime, Lass fever was only prevalent in three states. “by tomorrow we are in a position to declare Nigeria zero of Lass fever”.

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