Yobe state government through ministries of Health, Information and local government and chieftaincy affairs has commenced the sensitization of stakeholders to prevent the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

Governor Mai Mala Buni represented by his Commissioner of Information, Abdullahi Bego, said that “Yobe state is yet to record any outbreak of the disease after its resurgence two months ago but has, however, put in place some measures in case of any eventuality”.

The sensitization will be taken to the 178 political wards of the state in conjunction with the traditional leaders of the 13 emirate councils of the state.

The orientation meeting which took placed at GAAT Hotel in Damaturu was attended by local government personnel, primary healthcare coordinators; diseases control officers, healthcare educators, local government Information officers, among others.

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