Declare October to Mark Lassa Fever,’ Prof Tomori Urges FG

The Chairman National Lassa Fever Control Committee, Prof Oyewale Tomori, has appealed to the Federal Government to declare October to mark Lassa fever in Nigeria.

Prof Tomori made the appeal when he addressed newsmen in Abuja.

He stated that the month of October should be dedicated enhance sensitization programs in Nigeria with a view to eradicating the disease in the country.

Prof Tomori added that the disease will be greatly combated by observing proper hygiene and avoiding contact with rodents.