Knowledge Is Power, Prevention Is Better Than Cure…
In the wave of an increment in reported cases of Lassa Fever across the country, it is important that we empower ourselves with the knowledge on how to avoid this deadly disease, and apply these prevention mechanisms to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
Lassa Fever is real. According to the WHO, the Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces. Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can also occur, particularly in hospitals lacking adequate infection prevent and control measures.
I found this video on Youtube which really explains more about the disease and how to protect yourselves. I find it particularly interesting that it also has a Pidgin English version so even more people can understand it.
It’s quite short so please take time out to watch it and share with someone.
The English Language Version
The Pidgin Version
Videos by Edo NMA Publicity & Publications Committee