Lassa Fever Discovered At Adamawa NYSC Camp

By Zakariyya Aliyu Gwaram

The Ministry of Health and Human services Yola wishes to inform the general public that,it has confirmed an outbreak of “Lassa Fever “in the state after an NYSC member from Damare orientation camp tested positive following the release of an investigation on a sample taken from her by the National Reference Laboratory (NRL)Abuja when she was suspected to have presented symptoms similar to that of the fever (Lassa)by Health workers in Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, Yola.


While contact tracing/isolations are going on, the general public are hereby as well advised to take necessary precautions by adhering to ensure good hygiene and sanitation habits,avoid unnecessary contacts,proper storage of left over foods and food items in order to prevent rats infestation,report to Health officers in your community those suspected to have manifested symptoms similar to those of Lassa fever. We also call on the public not to panic as the Ministry with the support of His Excellency ,The Executive Governor of Adamawa State,RT Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri,in collaboration with all state domiciled Health facilities and Agencies,NGOs and partners are working hard to prevent the spread of the disease.


A detailed press briefing will be presented by the Honourable commissioner for Health and Human Services Hon.Felix Bilishan Tangwami on Monday 4th March, 2024 at the conference Hall of the Ministry by 11:00am please.


Sign. Pharm Zirra,Mathias Bubanani.

Permanent secretary Ministry of Health and Human services Yola.

For: Honourable commissioner

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