Liberia: Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria Sparks Local Health Concerns

In the wake of the reported outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, health authorities in Liberia say they are prepared and capable of defeating any outbreak, adding that: “As part of our prepared measures, we have assigned disease surveillance officers at each of our entry points.”

Sorbor George, the communications director of the Ministry of Health, told the Daily Observer via mobile phone last night that although the ministry was not aware of the alert Nigeria had issued to that effect, nonetheless Liberia’s health authorities have learned enough lessons from Ebola, and are therefore prepared to deal with any eventuality in the sector.

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Source: AllAfrica