Sunday 17 January 2016

#Lassafever: Stop consuming soaked garri – Health Workers warn Nigerians - DailyPost

The Medical and Health Workers Union, Lagos State Council, on Saturday said that it would embark on public enlightenment to discourage consumption of soaked garri for now to prevent Lassa Fever.

Mr Razak Adeofalade, the Chairman of the union stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According to him, the house rats that caused Lassa Fever are mostly in contact with Nigerian most staple food garri, a cassava product.

“We are going to encourage members of the public to depart from the process of drinking gari at this moment, it is better that the cassava flour is utilised for `eba,’ because of the use of hot water.

“We are waging total war and that is: `War against Rats,’ and that is what we are going to do to ensure we do not have another victim of Lassa Fever in the state.

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