Lassa Feaver: Nigerians Warned Against Drinking Garri

In order to prevent the contraction of Lassa Feaver, the Director of Public Health, Enugu State, Dr Boniface Okolo, has cautioned Nigerians against the consumption of cassava flakes, otherwise known as garri. Okolo, who gave the warning in a media interview on Saturday in Enugu, said the rats that caused the disease were mostly in contact with Nigerian most popular staple food ‘garri,’ a cassava product, adding that it was necessary to discourage consumption of soaked garri since it did not require boiled water. Okolo noted that boiled water could…

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