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Lassa Fever Outbreak In Cross River


Dr. Egbe Ayu,k, Cross State Commissioner for Health.

An  of outbreak of Lassa fever has been reported in Obubra Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State.

The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Egbe Ayuk  announced this in a statement on Wednesday, January 18 saying the general public should take note of the outbreak which occurred in Ejah Community of Osupong Ward 1, Obubra LGA.

He said that investigation has been concluded and “details of the deceased case – a resident of Obubra got from Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Ebony State, has been confirmed positive for Lassa.

“We have consequently activated the CRS Emergency Operation Center. The State Rapid Response Team will be going to Obubra tomorrow to join the LGA team to ensure: 

“Contact Tracing and line listing, decontamination of affected premises, awareness creation and risk communication.

“Mobilization of Lassa fever commodities, consumables and personal protective equipment to General Hospital Obubra and other locations”.


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