The management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, advised Nigerians to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Lassa fever.
The Chief Medical Director of LUTH Chris Bode, gave this advice while briefing newsmen in Lagos on the situation of the recent Lassa fever cases in the institution.
Bode said, there is no panic; the Lassa fever disease is being contained and all the stakeholders are working hard to make sure that it doesn’t spread.
The Chief Medical Director also said that personal and environment hygiene were critical measures against Lassa fever. He said that medical and health workers should adequately protect themselves and be vigilant.
Also speaking, Director, Diseases Control, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Eniola Erinosho, said the state had the capacity, funds, logistics and manpower to curtail the spread of Lassa fever.