Ministry Of Health Warn Everyone To Stop Drinking Garri To Prevent Lassa Fever!

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(m) at 16-01-2016 07:39PM (4 years ago)

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The Medical and Health Workers Union, Lagos State council, on Saturday, said that it would embark on public enlightenment to discourage drinking of garri for now to prevent Lassa fever.

Mr Razak Adeofalade, 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 cause 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 stop 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.

"We will also be telling them to ensure that their fruits and raw vegetables are properly washed if they must be consumed raw and cook to the appropriate temperature. The whole essence is to enlighten our people because education carries a lot of weight in this whole activity," he said.

kingcalors (m) at 16-01-2016 08:00PM
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Also tell those producing ijebu garri to stop procing it because those that drink ijebu garri can never stop drinking it
gogoman (m) at 16-01-2016 08:22PM
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I hope they will listen, cos naija people deaf ear
DAMILARE100 (m) at 16-01-2016 08:39PM
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God Bless my nation Nigeria. If na sin, baba forgive us.
beneno (m) at 16-01-2016 08:51PM
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Aunty Winance you hear,i beg reduce the eating of garri
kp45 (m) at 16-01-2016 09:08PM
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SOGaiya (m) at 16-01-2016 09:26PM
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Provide alternative
Ennyolalekan (m) at 16-01-2016 10:03PM
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how I wish
kelvinty (m) at 16-01-2016 10:05PM
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Cause those rat pee in garri alot true true
winace (f) at 16-01-2016 10:41PM
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Now they are acting well. Dis is good.
Anny01 (m) at 16-01-2016 10:56PM
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May God help us ooo.
Oworen25 (m) at 16-01-2016 11:39PM
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And the government should also provide chicken, Turkey, goat, bags of rice and beans etc to all of us
zezprincess (f) at 16-01-2016 11:45PM
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Good,let those that have ears listen,Say no to drinking garri,Say no to lassa fever,Then nigeria go better.
nonix22001 (m) at 17-01-2016 12:48AM
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garri drinking wey sweet pass wetin i no know especially with cold water and sugar and groundnut after spending hours under the sun. may God help Us o. chai
uuuuuuuu (m) at 17-01-2016 06:13AM
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Tank u for the information ciao ciao
Zadok1 (m) at 17-01-2016 06:47AM
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Quote from: mr gogo on 16-01-2016 08:22PM
I hope they will listen, cos naija people deaf ear
This is pure lie, the drinking of Garri has started before he was born.
Giftous1 (f) at 17-01-2016 07:34AM
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can't do without my drinking garri oh
BusyHorse (m) at 17-01-2016 08:32AM
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there is no sense in what they saying at all, except they will provide alternative food for poor Nigerians to eat , otherwise the message should be 'keep your garri in in hygienic way where rat and cockroaches cannot pee on it'
osamabinladin (m) at 17-01-2016 10:54AM
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Noted !
akinmanchy (m) at 17-01-2016 11:51AM
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Say no to garri drinking and embrace akamu

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