Saturday, January 9, 2016


For those outside the know,  There is a Deadly disease that has recently taken the life of At least 40 Nigerians in the last 50 days and it is called LASSA FEVER

LASSA FEVER is an acute and often fatal viral disease, with fever, occurring chiefly in West Africa. It is usually acquired from infected rats.

So below am some facts you should know about this disease,

• Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 1-4 weeks duration that occurs in West Africa.

• 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.

• Lassa fever is known to be endemic in Benin (where it was diagnosed for the first time in November 2014), Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and parts of Nigeria, but probably exists in other West African countries as well.

• The overall case-fatality rate is 1%. Observed case-fatality rate among patients hospitalized with severe cases of Lassa fever is 15%.

• Early supportive care with rehydration and symptomatic treatment improves survival.

This Disease is very deadly to the extent it has killed so many Nigerians and it Death Toll in Nigeria has Increased to 40 I hope you know what that means.

Every disease kills but ignorance kills faster.. After my research I found out that World Health Organization has already aid us by  revealing to us Lassa Fever Symptoms, Prevention And Treatment.. You can click below to read it..

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