Bayelsa State Government says there is no case of lassa fever in the state

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The Federal Medical Center in Bayelsa state had stated that there is no know case of lassa fever in the State.

The centre said that clinical tests on a patient suspected to be infected as earlier reported on Jan. 30 had turned out to be negative.

In a chat with  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa, Mr Ben Akpedi, the spokesman for FMC said “After due diligence and tests and confirmatory tests in line with the best practices in the health community, the test results were negative and that is the only case so far,” Apkedi said.

Akpedi said that  a suspected case earlier reported had been isolated had quarantined and has fully recovered.

He tasked the citizens of the state to maintain good personal hygiene by washing their hands regularly and generally disinfecting their environment in order to get rid of rodents.


He further maintained that the hospital and the medical community in the state remained on the alert while efforts to intensify disease surveillance remained ongoing.