Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Stay Vigilant For Lassa Fever- NCDC Advice

Stay Vigilant For Lassa Fever- Nigeria Centre for disease Control (NCDC) Advice.

Lassa fever is a Viral Infection caused by the Lassa fever virus. The virus is primarily transmitted to humans via contact with excreta from rats. The disease occurs throughout the year, but more cases are recorded during the dry season. 

HOW TO PREVENT LASSA FEVER
Prevention of Lassa fever relies on promoting good ”community hygiene" to discourage rodents from entering homes.

Some of the early symptoms of Lassa fever are similar to those of LASSA FEVER Malaria. Anyone having headache and fever should go to a healthcare facility for a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for Malaria.

Storing grain and other foodstuffs In rodent-proof containers, Disposing of garbage far from home, Maintaining clean households, Avoid contact with blood and body fluids while caring for sick persons.

If you do have a fever, insist on getting tested. REMEMBER: Not every fever is #Malaria, it could be #LassaFever. #StayHealthy

You can protect yourself and your family by knowing how Lassa fever is spread    Click Here to know how

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