;Lagos has recorded an instance of the Lassa fever hemorrhagic fever which has been; seething in more than 19 states in the nation.
A discharge gave by Tombosun Ogunbamwo, Director, Public Affairs said the state Commissioner for Health Prof, Akin Abayomi affirmed that the patient is as; of now in disconnection at; the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Lassa Fever “Abayomi while; taking note of that the circumstance is leveled out; approached occupants to be quiet and not freeze, guaranteeing that state government in dynamic cooperation with; the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control is doing everything; conceivable to control the spread of the sickness in Lagos State.
“The Ministry of Health through Epidemiology, Biosecurity and Global Health Directorate is presently completing ‘contact following’ to decide the individuals who may have been; contaminated in accordance with worldwide guidelines while we meat up our other reconnaissance systems “, he said.LASSA FEVER
Abayomi repeated the requirement for individuals from; people in general to guarantee and keep up sufficient individual cleanliness and natural sanitation consistently as; a major aspect of anticipation and control measures against the spread of the sickness in the State
He asserted that that the avoidance and control of the infection stays a mutual duty of all residents through recognition of the most noteworthy potential benchmarks of individual and network cleanliness just as; natural sanitation.
The encouraged occupants to storage facility hold reject in sterile decline packs or residue receptacles with tight-fitting spreads to maintain a strategic distance from invasion by rodents and rodents; arrange deny appropriately at assigned dump destinations and not into the seepage framework and store nourishment things in rat verification compartments.
He included that it is by; so doing that a tenable and favorable condition, and a sickness free State can be; accomplished.
“Individuals from general society are; additionally encouraged to keep away from contact with rodents, to consistently cover their nourishment and water appropriately, cook all their nourishment altogether, just as; square all openings in the septic tanks and gaps through which rodents can go into; the house and clear rodent forts inside the premises”, he said.
While sketching out systems set up by; the State government to control the ailment, the Commissioner clarified that the Lagos State is keeping up applicable observation exercises through; its ailment reconnaissance officials at neighborhood government level to forestall the spread of the infection in Lagos.
“Disengagement wards have been; set up to oversee suspected and affirmed cases,drugs and different materials have likewise been; prepositioned at assigned offices while wellbeing laborers have been; set on red alarm and network refinement exercises heightened”, Abayomi noted.
The chief exhorted wellbeing laborers, both in general society and private emergency clinics in the State to guarantee that they watch all inclusive security safeguards and follow contamination anticipation and control estimates when managing patients, focusing on that proper individual defensive gear like hand gloves, facemasks, goggles and overalls must be worn when taking care of cases.
“Hands must be; washed frequently with cleanser and running water or use of hand sanitizers after; each contact with patients or debased materials and instruments must be autoclaved. Likewise clinic sleeping pads must be; secured with plastic sheets to forestall defilement”, Abayomi included.
He expressed that an instance of Lassa Fever ought to be; suspected in any individual with persevering high fever not reacting to standard treatment for intestinal sickness and typhoid fever or seeping from body surface.
The chief asked wellbeing laborers just as residents to report associated case or cases with the malady to the closest government endorsed wellbeing office, the Ministry of Health or call the crisis activity focus lines – 08023169485, 08033565529 and 08052817243.
“I might want to promise Lagosians that our cautiousness levels are exceptionally high and we are setting up more measures to safe watchman the State”, Abayomi noted.