There’s an outbreak of Lassa fever at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia according to the Commissioner for Information in Abia, Mr. John Okiyi.
Okiyi, who made the disclosure in a statement in Umuahia on Monday, said that the government and the hospital management had swung into action to check the spread of the disease.
“The state Ministry of Health is working with the authorities of FMC to ensure full containment of the disease,’’ he said.
The commissioner assured the people that drug for treatment of the scourge was in adequate supply in the state.
According to him, there is no cause for panic as the disease can be successfully treated, especially if diagnosed early.