The Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has stated that Lassa fever will be eradicated in Nigeria this year, 2016. This was at State House, Abuja yesterday after signing the updated commitment on the eradication of polio.

He added that a technical committee headed by a foremost virologist has been set up to ensure the eradication.

Lassa fever has claimed about 79 lives in Nigeria in the last 5 months.

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