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Lassa Fever: Cross River Issues Health Notice, Discourages Bush Burning

The Cross River State Ministry of Health had issued a warning, asking Cross Riverians to be on the look out and report any suspected case of Lasaa Fever in their location.

The Ministry also asked those in the habit of curbing bushes to desist from such activity, as it sometimes adds to the spreading of the disease.

In a release made available to journalists, the Ministry asked the”general public to be on the alert and report any suspected case. Citizens should maintain good personal and environmental community hygiene as a measure of control the spread of Lassa fever across the State.

“Bush burning should be avoided as it caused the rodent to come into peoples houses and spread the disease. Avoid spreading food items on road side and bushes. Put food stuff in tight properly closed containers and wash your hands as well as kitchen utensils before use. If you suspect any case report to the disease surveillance and notification officer in your LGA or the nearest health facility.”