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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nigeria : NEMA Raises Alarm Over Spread Of Lassa Fever

Via Leadership :

" Worried by the outbreak of Lassa fever in about 12 states in Nigeria which has recorded almost 400 suspected cases and claimed no fewer than 40 lives, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is making efforts to stop the disease from spreading to other parts of the country.

NEMA acting zonal coordinator, North West, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, said that enquiries conducted by experts showed that people become infected by eating food contaminated with rat excreta/urine deposited on food and water or surfaces like floors, and household utensils, and by direct contact or inhalation of infected body fluids such as blood, saliva and urine."

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