A health expert has called for more enlightenment awareness to alert the citizens to help curtail the spread of the Lassa fever virus in Nigeria.
A dermatologist with the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja, Dr. Joseph Gabriel, made the plea on Tuesday in the Kogi State capital.
Dr. Gabriel also called for an enhanced campaign to sensitise the people of Kogi State, especially the rural dwellers on the need to take a preventive measure against the outbreak of the virus.
In another development, the Kogi State government said that it is making concerted moves to educate the people on how to curb the spread of the virus.
The government of Ekiti State also hinted that it has embarked on an awareness campaign programme on the Lassa fever virus across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.