Lagos State records first case of Lassa fever, calls for calm


Lagos has recorded a case of the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever which has been reported to be raging in over 19 States within the nation.

Commissioner for Well being Prof, Akin Abayomi who disclosed this at present confirmed that the affected person is at the moment in isolation on the Lagos College Educating Hospital (LUTH).

Lagos records one case of Lassa fever
Lagos data one case of Lassa fever

Abayomi whereas noting that the state of affairs is beneath management known as on residents to be calm and never panic, assuring that State authorities in energetic collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Well being and the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management is doing every little thing potential to regulate the unfold of the illness in Lagos State.

“The Ministry of Well being via Epidemiology, Biosecurity and World Well being Directorate is at the moment finishing up ‘contact tracing’ to find out those that could have been contaminated in keeping with worldwide requirements whereas we beef up our different surveillance methods “, he mentioned.

Abayomi reiterated the necessity for members of the general public to make sure and preserve sufficient private hygiene and environmental sanitation always as a part of prevention and management measures in opposition to the unfold of the illness within the State

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He averred that that the prevention and management of the illness stays a shared accountability of all residents via observance of the best potential requirements of non-public and neighborhood hygiene in addition to environmental sanitation.

The urged residents to retailer house-hold refuse in sanitary refuse baggage or mud bins with tight-fitting covers to keep away from infestation by rats and rodents; dispose refuse correctly at designated dump websites and never into the drainage system and retailer meals objects in rodent-proof containers. He added that it’s by so doing {that a} liveable and conducive atmosphere, and a disease-free State might be achieved.

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“Members of the general public are additional suggested to keep away from contact with rats, to at all times cowl their meals and water correctly, cook dinner all their meals totally, in addition to block all holes within the septic tanks and holes via which rats can enter the home and clear rat hideouts inside the premises”, he mentioned.

Whereas outlining methods put in place by the State authorities to regulate the illness, the Commissioner defined that the Lagos State is sustaining related surveillance actions via its illness surveillance officers at native authorities degree to forestall the unfold of the illness in Lagos

Chukwuma Amaechi
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