Acting Permanent Secretary of the Rivers state’s Ministry of health, Dr. Chinwe Atata has confirmed four suspected case of lassa fever in the state.
While the four main cases have received prompt and adequate medical attention, 57 persons have also been placed on surveillance after a speculated physical contact with the affected individuals.
The permanent secretary said that they have sufficient quantities of commodities and drugs for thera.peutic and preventive interventions.
“We are working assiduously to ensure public health safety to exposed substance especially among public health personnel as first respondents.
“We are working in partnership with state and federal agencies and al stakeholders in the interest public health security and therefore, there is no cause for alarm.
“The situation we have recorded is firmly under control. In addition, we have enough self-sufficient quantities of commodities and drugs.”