Haruna Mshelia, Borno State’s Commissioner of Health said one suspected case of Lassa fever had been reported in the state.
Mshelia explained to reporters in Maiduguri that the case was reported in Zabarmari community of Jere local government area of the state. He said that the patient was initially quarantined but discharged after medical examinations.
“The patient was discharged after medical examination certified him free of Lassa fever infection. It is medically proven that the case was not Lassa fever as earlier suspected,” he said. He also added that the state government had also stepped up surveillance to stop the pandemic diseases from spreading in the prone area.
“Assorted drugs are distributed to endemic areas. State preparedness for endemic disease such as cholera is in place,” he added.
Lastly, he explained that more than 2.7 million mosquito-treated nets were also distributed to households while 888, 905 doses of malarial drugs were distributed to children under five years of age in the state.