UNICEF puts five Anambra LGs under surveillance for Lassa fever

The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) has said it is monitoring five local government areas in Anambra State for any incident of Lassa fever.

According to the organization,the action became necessary following the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in the state, claiming three lives.

The five local government areas are Orumba North, Nnewi, Ayamelum, Anaocha and Anambra West.

UNICEF Communications Officer in Anambra State, Chineze Ileka said the organization will educate and enlighten citizens on Lassa fever.

Ileka said the people shouls ensure rats were not found in human surroundings, keep the surroundings clean; dispose wastes properly; cover food items; throw away foods partly eaten by rats; avoid eating rats and avoid contact with Lassa patients or the corpses of victims.

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