Associate Professor in the Natural & Environmental Science program at AUN, Dr. Jennifer Tyndall, has said that so far, the university community is free from Lassa fever and she is collaborating with authorities to keep it that way. The public health expert shared an update with our team on February 1, 2020.
“Only one new suspected case was reported from Borno, a sample is being tested at the Lassa Fever Reference Lab in Abuja as of Saturday, February 1, 2020. Updates on this case will be given by COB tomorrow (Sunday).
“The number of positive cases remains the same, at one [from Numan LGA] as earlier reported.
“So the situation is stable with no new positive cases and no new deaths as of 22hrs on February 2, 2020.”
Professor Tyndall, however, advised members of the university community, especially students, to be careful where they eat or from where they source their food ingredients.
She strongly advised students to stay away from off-campus eateries.