Nigerians have been cautioned from consuming soaked garri.
This call was made by Dr Boniface Okolo, the director of Public Health, Enugu state.
According to him, this must be done on order to avoid contacting Lassa fever. The medical doctor gave the warning when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, January 18.
He argued that rats are most times in contact with garri and that the rodents are the cause of the disease, Daily Trust reports.
Going further, he said the consumption of garri must be discouraged.
He pointed out that adding hot water would have killed the bacterial causing the disease.