Gombe Govt. urges residents to fight Lassa Fever with cats

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OrijoReporter.com, Dr Kennedy Ishaya

Gombe State Government has urged residents of the state to use cats in the fight against Lassa fever.

Giving this advice is the State Commissioner of Health, Dr Kennedy Ishaya on Friday while speaking to newsmen after a meeting of the state Rapid Response Team on Epidemics.

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Ishaya who condemned the killing of cats in the state described the domestic animal as natural allies in the fight against lassa fever,  and as such should be protected.

“People should stop killing cats as they are natural predator of rats and we are all aware that rats cause Lassa fever,” he said.

 

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