The Federal Government on Monday says there is a decline in number
of new cases of Lassa fever in the country.
The Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,NCDC
Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at a news conference in Abuja.
Ihekeazu said that the country had witnessed a reduction in the number
of people who have died from the disease compared to 2018.
He revealed that the NCDC and partners had continued to sustain
response activities in states across the country, despite progress made so
Ihekeazu said that following the large Lassa fever outbreak in 2018, the
NCDC together with partners instituted five key measures to ensure
improved preparedness in 2019.
NCDC boss listed some of the measures as training of over 1,000
healthcare workers on Lassa fever management, diagnosis and
surveillance, together with the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital.
He said that prepositioning of treatment and diagnostic supplies to the 21
states that recorded cases in 2018, treatment centres and laboratories.