Dr Isioma Okoba, Chairman of the State’s Primary Health Development Agency, made the disclosure at a media briefing on Monday in Asaba.
The President of NUF, Augustine Chukwudum, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on the rise of environmental borne diseases in the state.
The Enugu State Government on Monday confirmed the death of one person from Lassa fever in a health facility within Enugu metropolis.
The minister said this on his Twitter handle @IsaacFAdewole.
Atiku who spoke to newsmen in Yola on Tuesday said that the reported case of 81 people placed under quarantine in the state by some media was misrepresentation of fact.
The Information Officer of the ministry, Abubakar Muhammed, made the disclosure in Yola on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Enugu.
Okiyi, who made the disclosure in a statement in Umuahia on Monday, said that the government and the hospital management had swung into action to check the spread of the disease.
Hassan made this known while briefing newsmen at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, during her visit to the cholera quarantine ward.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Chief Donatus Njoku, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abakaliki that the government would explore all avenues to dissuade the citizens from consuming rats.
The statement said: “For the Lassa fever response, 271 are involved in active case search, 235 in contact tracing and 320 in community sensitisation activities in the 18 states active states.”