CAN reacts as 100 contract Lassa fever in Ondo state

CAN reacts as 100 contract Lassa fever in Ondo state

- Following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ondo, the state chapter of CAN has warned its members against unhygienic living

- No fewer than 100 cases of the disease have been recorded at various health centres in the 18 local government areas of the state

- CAN urged all churches in the state to sensitise their members to cover their foods properly and eradicate the existence of rats in their vicinities

The Ondo state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned its members in the state against unhygienic living, following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

In a letter written to all churches in Ondo, the state chairman of CAN, Rev Ayo Oladapo, urged members to be mindful of rats in their residences and always clean their environments.

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Legit.ng gathers that no fewer than 100 cases of Lassa fever have been recorded at various health centres in the 18 local government areas of the state.

Oladapo’s letter read: “I have just been informed through the representative of the government that there is an outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. About 80 cases have been confirmed.

“All our churches should please sensitise their members to cover their foods properly and eradicate the existence of rats in their vicinities.

“Announcement should be made on the pulpits and in all our services. May God deliver us all from all deadly diseases in Jesus name.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Nigerians need not panic over the rising cases of lassa fever because it had initiated measures in response to the disease in the country.

The advice was expressed in a statement issued by the chief executive officer of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja.

Ihekweazu said that in preparation for the emergency phase for 2019, NCDC had been providing support to states, including emergency supplies and deplyment of Rapid Response Teams (RRTs).

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