NIGERIA bears the highest burden of Lassa fever health challenges in West Africa. This was disclosed by Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala during a press briefing in his office.
He stated that the state government had set up an emergency response to deal with any Lassa fever case but there is no response case for now.
According to the commissioner, “we are at alert and fully prepared to respond to any outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. We have investigated and will continue to investigate rumours of the outbreak making the round,” he said.