FG Debunks Reports Of Lassa Fever At Asokoro Hospital

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The federal government has debunked rumours of suspected Lassa fever case in the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja.

In the rumour which is making round on the social media, people were advised to stay away from the Asokoro District Hospital because there are cases of Lassa fever case in the hospital.

Describing the report as untrue and false, the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, in a press statement said there has been no confirmed Lassa fever case in the FCT since February 2019.

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He said “the report is entirely false.

“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) urges members of the public to disregard the message as it is untrue and baseless.”

Similarly, the Medical Director, Asokoro District Hospital, Uche Afiomah, said that there has been no case of Lassa fever in the hospital.

Afiomah said the message currently going around on social media “is an old untrue message of over a year ago”.

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