Lassa fever: LUTH calls for precautionary measures
The management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Wednesday, advised Nigerians to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Lassa fever.
The Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, gave this advice while briefing journalists on the Lassa fever cases in the institution.
Bode said: “There is no panic; the Lassa fever disease is being contained and all the stakeholders are working hard to make sure that it doesn’t spread.
“However, we should all be involved collectively and individually to stop further spread of this disease.
“I urge us to prevent our food items from being contaminated by rats and rat droppings and urine.
“Do not spread your food outside in the open; put food items in rat proof containers so that rats will not get access to the food.”
The CMD also said personal and environmental hygiene were critical measures against Lassa fever.
He said medical and health workers should adequately protect themselves and be vigilant.
“To all doctors, nurses and health workers who assist patients, we should have a heightened sense of awareness that few cases of Lassa fever have been noticed.
“If you see anybody with symptoms that will suggest Lassa fever, let us refer them promptly because this disease can be treated.
“Nigeria can combat such situations. We have done so before and we came out clean and stronger, so we should all collectively work to together to ensure that we do it again,’’ Bode added.
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