Sunday, 17 January 2016

Health Workers Warn Against Drinking Garri

On Saturday, the Medical and Health Workers Union, Lagos State Council, announced that they will be embarking on a public enlightenment program to discourage the consumption of soaked garri in Lagos to prevent the further spread Lassa Fever.

Mr Razak Adeofalade, Chairman of the union said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According to him, house rats that cause Lassa Fever usually come in contact with Nigeria's staple food, garri and it is better for cassava flour (garri) to be utilised for 'Eba',’ because of the use of hot water.

He added: "We will also be telling them to ensure that their fruits and raw vegetables are properly washed if they must be consumed raw and cooked to the appropriate temperature."

“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.

An example of closed containers you can use to store garri and other grains




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