Lassa fever: Strict Adherence to Hygienic Practices, Very Important – NOA
Oyo State Director, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mrs. Dolapo Dosunmu has admonished Nigerians to ensure that hygienic practices are observed at all times to guard against the spread of Lassa fever.
Mrs. Dosunmu gave the advice at a news conference in Ibadan on the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria and scourge of coronavirus ravaging some countries of the world.
The NOA boss tasked members of the public to ensure a clean environment to avoid rodents and imbibe the habit of regular hand-washing.
While urging people to avoid the eating of bats or leftover foods, Mrs. Dosunmu counseled producers of cassava flakes, especially in the rural areas, to desist from spreading such substances on tarred roads during processing.
Mrs. Dosunmu who explained that the federal government is on red alert to ensure coronavirus does not surface on its soil appealed to Nigerians to contribute their part by strictly adhering to medical instructions.