Drinking Garri Can ‘Infect’ You With Lassa Fever, Expert Warns

Furo Green, chairman of Rivers state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has said drinking garri can expose human o Lassa fever

“It’s advisable to stay away from garri because you are not sure which garri has been infected by rats

“When you want to sip garri, you only pour cold water, add sugar and milk as the case may be.

“When you do that you only succeed in gulping a life virus that can cause Lassa fever. The virus is empowered easily to attack you.

“Rather, garri should be consumed in the traditional way: prepare it in well boiled hot water or pour the garri in a pot of boiling hot water and steer it.

“When you buy foodstuff like garri, pour it into a container that is covered to avoid the garri being contaminated by infected rats.” He said

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