Be Careful: Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Nigeria
The government of Enugu State have announced the emergence of a fresh Lassa fever outbreak in Enugu. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Fintan Ekochin, confirmed the death of one person but insists that there is no need to panic as people in contact with the deceased before his death, have been placed on drugs known to prevent further spread of the virus.
What Is LassaFever?
It is an acute and often fatal viral disease often acquired from infected rats. If infected, early supportive care with rehydration and symptomatic treatment improves survival outcomes.
How Is Lassa Fever Transmitted?
What Are The Symptoms Of Lassa Fever?
In advanced cases:
Advice from Hygeia HMO
To report any case of suspected LassaFever, please contact the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Federal Ministry of Health using the following numbers: 08093810105, 08163215251, 08031571667 and 08135050005.
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