The Kogi government has established a bio-safety laboratory for the investigation of suspected Lassa fever cases.
In a speech at a one-day sensitisation meeting with traditional rulers and other stakeholders on Friday in Lokoja, Governor Yahaya Bello said that the state had also set up a treatment centre for the disease located at the Kogi Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.
The governor disclosed that the centre had successfully treated and discharged three patients, out of the five confirmed cases of Lassa Fever, from January 2019 till date.
The meeting, which was organised by the health ministry in collaboration with World Health Organisation,WHO, focused on strengthening Lassa Fever surveillance, routine Immunization and primary health care.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja, Bello expressed happiness that Lassa Fever cases were being treated in the state, saying that 100 per cent success had been recorded in the management of the ailment.