The Rivers State Ministry of Health on Friday said it has recorded four suspected cases of Lassa fever in the State.The Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Chinwe Atata made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt. According to Dailypost, Atata said all the four cases have received prompt and adequate attention, adding that the resident diagnosed of Lassa fever passed out in Edo State.
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone has taken necessary measures of public health, formally notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of the Lassa fever outbreak in the country. The country has between October 30 and November 25, 2019 recorded 7 cases of the deadly fever and 3 deaths. Three of which were laboratory-confirmed cases, 2 suspected and 2 (deceased) probable cases.
The United Nations Children’s Fund( UNICEF) has on Sunday said it is ready to commence the immunization of two million persons against yellow fever disease in Ekiti State, Vanguard reports. The vaccination exercise set to commence between January 24 to February 2,2020 is targeted at persons between the ages of 9 months and 44 years, at 85 per cent of the population, making up 2.3 million people in the state.