The Ladoke Akintola university teaching Hospital has issued precautions to Osun State residents on Lassa fever.
A press release issued by the hospital public relations officer, Ayodele Adeyemo on Saturday defined that Lassa fever can be unfold from one contaminated particular person to a different wholesome particular person.
The assertion learn, “people get the illness by way of dealing with rats, contact with meals or home goods which can be polluted with rat urine or feces. “It can be unfold from one contaminated particular person to a different wholesome particular person by contact with blood, urine and different physique fluids of somebody that has the illness together with intercourse.
He famous that there is no such thing as a report of the fever in Osun state however it is vitally necessary that the next enlightening data is distributed out for advantages of most people, as prevention saves life extra. He highlighted catarrh, headache, throat sore, vomiting, diarrhea bleeding from the nostril, muscle pains and nausea as a part of signs of the endemic illness.
He suggested the residents to advertise a very good and wholesome setting, hold foodstuff protected, keep away from contact with rats and anyone suspected of exhibiting signs of Lassa Fever or associated illnesses must be taken to the closest well-equipped hospital. Well being care personnel are equally enjoined to utmost warning in discharging their duties within the state.