Nasarawa Govt Sensitizes Market Women On Lassa Fever Outbreak:- Nasarawa State Ministry of Health has set out on a sensitisation battle to business sectors to teach brokers, particularly those selling nourishment things on preventive measures against lassa fever in the state.
Dr Ibrahim Alhassan, Director of Public Health in the Ministry, told newsmen on Saturday at the Lafia Ultra-present day advertise that the crusade got fundamental as prudent step to check the spread of the ailment in the state.
Lassa fever is an intense viral hemorrhagic fever brought about by the lassa infection and transmitted to human through contact with nourishments or family unit things defiled with rodents’ dung or pee. Dr Alhassan energized merchants, particularly those selling nourishment things, for example, garri, flour, fish, foods grown from the ground others to guarantee legitimate cleanliness to prepare for the infection.
He exhorted them to consistently cover nourishment things appropriately to forestall rat invasion both at home and in the business sectors.
“The quintessence of this crusade is to empower the overall population on the need to keep our surroundings clean, appropriately spread the nourishment things to maintain a strategic distance from sullying with rodents’ defecation or pee. He recorded the side effects of the ailment to incorporate migraine, sore throat, muscle torment, chest torment, queasiness, looseness of the bowels, hack and stomach torment, while encouraged to quickly report such cases to the closest wellbeing office.
In discrete meetings with certain brokers, Juliet Ejike, Florence Ikenerem and Augustine Ugwu all valued the state Ministry of wellbeing for bringing such sensitisation battle to the business sectors. The merchants vowed to watch carefully close to home and ecological cleanliness so as to make preparations for lassa fever.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the State Ministry of Health sensitisation battle group visited the Lafia Ultra Modern Market Kwandere, Lafia Neighborhood Market and numerous different spots where nourishment things were being sold. (NAN)