September 24, 2020
Health

NYSC Embarks on Lassa Fever Sensitization

The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC has asked parents not to panic following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ondo state, as all measures have been put in place for the safety of corps members deployed to the state.

The NYSC coordinator in the State, Mrs Grace Akpabio disclosed this in an interview with Radio Nigeria, in Akure, the state capital.

Mrs Akapbio explained that corps members had been educated on how to prevent Lassa fever while the scheme was currently carrying out sensitization in all local communities.

According to her, corps members have also been directed to stay away from drinking Garri and ensure clean environment, especially in areas with high recorded cases of Lassa fever.

She added that the scheme had entered into an agreement with the Federal Medical Center, FMC, Owo to give any corps member with symptoms of Lassa fever immediate medical treatment.

Kayode Animasaun

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