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All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Blackberrybabes(f): 6:18am On Jan 13, 2016
The recent wave of Lassa fever in the country has affected more than ten states, with 85 reported cases and 42 deaths including two recent deaths in Ondo state, bringing the total number of states affected to eleven.

The states affected are: Bauchi, Taraba, Niger, Kano, Rivers, Edo, Nassarawa, Plateau, Oyo, Gombe and Ondo states.
Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. It is commonly found in West African countries.

The virus is a member of the Arenaviridae family and is a single-stranded RNA virus. Due to a lack of proper information management by most African countries, an exact number of yearly infection is not known.


It is, however, estimated that there are about 100,000 to 300,000 infections and about 5,000 deaths yearly.

Lassa fever is named after a town in Borno state

Lassa fever was first recorded in 1969 in the northeastern town of Lassa, when two missionary nurses contracted the sickness, and died thereafter from it.
The sickness is spread through

The consumption of infected Rats, consumption of food containing droppings and urine of infected rats, and exchange of bodily fluids with infected person. Natal multimammate mouse found commonly in sub-Saharan African countries are the main host of the Lassa virus.
Nigeria, and several other West African countries, experience yearly outbreak of Lassa fever.

This year, 2016, had the highest number of Lassa fever cases in Nigeria with a mortality rate of 43.2% (so far there has been about 83 number of Lassa fever cases and 40 deaths in 10 states within the country).
Lassa fever is similar to Ebola

Lassa fever and Ebola are both acute viral hemorrhagic fevers and are caused by RNA viruses. Both viral infections suppress the immune system and present themselves as headache, nausea and vomiting, and muscle pain. Both, also, typical have an incubation period of 1-3 weeks. It is difficult to clinically distinguish Lassa fever from Ebola and malaria

Lassa fever virus is present in the urine and semen of survivors for 3-12 weeks after.

http://www.blackberrybabes.com/2016/01/all-you-should-know-about-lassa-fever.html#more

lalasticlala

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Daslim180(m): 10:52am On Jan 13, 2016
Operation kill all the rats in your neighborhood........ Chukwudi give me Raticide immediately.

FTC is nothing but to dance old school GALALA

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Gsmooth51: 10:52am On Jan 13, 2016
ok noted...BTW I 'm in Oyo state o angry angry

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Habayomie(m): 10:52am On Jan 13, 2016
.end time..
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Afrocatalyst: 10:52am On Jan 13, 2016
The only key to preventing this is effective fumigation.

I have been blowing the whistle on this deadly fever for the past three years.

Don't just use anyhow rat bait,use effective ones that make them die outside.

You can send me a Whatsapp message to get yours delivered or call 08073122596.

A pack of 100 is 19000 while a pack of 50 is 9700. You can also get a pack of 25 for 5,000.

Camp grounds should take note pls. 70% of infections recorded in the past 5 years occur mainly in crowded places. 5 of the pack of 100 will conveniently do an acre. Please let's push back this deadly fever that already has a name of one of our towns as its brand name. Too bad.

Also get your other fumigation chemicals delivered to you. You can also get your machines(backpack sprayer,motorised and fogger) from us. This is is a one time pest control shop. We deliver to all parts of the country. You can do your pest control yourself. Tho there is always a difference when a professional does it.

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Psalm18: 10:52am On Jan 13, 2016
Keep your environment neat.

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by ibkgab001: 10:52am On Jan 13, 2016
Except God keep the city

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by allanphash7(m): 10:53am On Jan 13, 2016
Borno state sha

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by babygoat: 10:53am On Jan 13, 2016
Everything, Nigerians go chop.
Anything that gets killed, you go see comments like "Soup go sweet oh grin" "food is ready"
Rat too we dey chop.
RIP to the dead

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Izzystevens: 10:53am On Jan 13, 2016
Akobani ni ekute ile. cry

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by DirtyGold: 10:53am On Jan 13, 2016
I feel for my benue peeps. embarassed
First it was ebola, now lassa.
Anyway, #OperationTerminateDomesticRodents
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by captainflash(m): 10:54am On Jan 13, 2016
cheesy cheesy


Say NO to bush meat especially that stuborn rat in your house

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by repairer1484: 10:54am On Jan 13, 2016
Enlightening. 2nd to comment
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by yousouph07(m): 10:54am On Jan 13, 2016
Eye opener
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by omoadeleye(m): 10:54am On Jan 13, 2016
Now i will go and trow my bread which was just bitten by a rat now...
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by 9jaBloke: 10:55am On Jan 13, 2016
More on Prevention of the spread:
It is important to promote good hygiene. Here are some more measures to keep in place:

· Avoid contact between rats and human beings;

· Keep your house and Environment clean

· Cover all food and water properly.

· Cook all food thoroughly

· Store foodstuffs in rodent proof containers

· Block all rat hideouts

· If you suspect that rat has eaten any food, discard it

· Family members should always be careful to avoid contact with blood and body fluids while caring for sick persons.

· Disposing of garbage far from the home, maintaining clean households

· Effective measures include storing grain and other foodstuffs in rodent-proof containers.

. Wash fruits thoroughly before eating and rinse canned drinks before taking them.

Please share with all your contacts esp those in rural areas.


Pix of the Multimammate mouse:

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by gungab(m): 10:55am On Jan 13, 2016
may God help us
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Nobody: 10:55am On Jan 13, 2016
****** THIS IS TERROR ******
A man entered a mosque carrying a brand new smooth machete and asked “Who is a Muslim here?” The whole mosque went as silent as a grave yard. The man asked again, “How can a full mosque have no Muslim?”. No one replied. The man then grabs the nearby young man and goes out with him and tells him, “son come help me slaughter my goat for I don’t know how to do it”. After the young man had slaughtered the goat, he tells the man that he doesn’t know how to skin it and that the man would have to go back to the mosque and get someone else to help him on that. The man returns to the mosque with a machete dripping with blood. When the Imam saw this, he immediately shouts “Praise the Looooooooord!

The whole mosque responds,”halleluyaaaah!!!

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by pachukwu16: 10:55am On Jan 13, 2016
God protect ur children....
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by pretydiva(f): 10:55am On Jan 13, 2016
Time 2 kill every rats in sight.

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by nairaman66(m): 10:56am On Jan 13, 2016
War against indicipline, corruption and rats! Sounds interesting..
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by Bantino: 10:56am On Jan 13, 2016
This is serious ooo
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by jimmy1boy(m): 10:56am On Jan 13, 2016
Blackberrybabes:
The recent wave of Lassa fever in the country has affected more than ten states, with 85 reported cases and 42 deaths including two recent deaths in Ondo state, bringing the total number of states affected to eleven.

The states affected are: Bauchi, Taraba, Niger, Kano, Rivers, Edo, Nassarawa, Plateau, Oyo, Gombe and Ondo states.
Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. It is commonly found in West African countries.

The virus is a member of the Arenaviridae family and is a single-stranded RNA virus. Due to a lack of proper information management by most African countries, an exact number of yearly infection is not known.


It is, however, estimated that there are about 100,000 to 300,000 infections and about 5,000 deaths yearly.

Lassa fever is named after a town in Borno state

Lassa fever was first recorded in 1969 in the northeastern town of Lassa, when two missionary nurses contracted the sickness, and died thereafter from it.
The sickness is spread through

The consumption of infected Rats, consumption of food containing droppings and urine of infected rats, and exchange of bodily fluids with infected person. Natal multimammate mouse found commonly in sub-Saharan African countries are the main host of the Lassa virus.
Nigeria, and several other West African countries, experience yearly outbreak of Lassa fever.

This year, 2016, had the highest number of Lassa fever cases in Nigeria with a mortality rate of 43.2% (so far there has been about 83 number of Lassa fever cases and 40 deaths in 10 states within the country).
Lassa fever is similar to Ebola

Lassa fever and Ebola are both acute viral hemorrhagic fevers and are caused by RNA viruses. Both viral infections suppress the immune system and present themselves as headache, nausea and vomiting, and muscle pain. Both, also, typical have an incubation period of 1-3 weeks. It is difficult to clinically distinguish Lassa fever from Ebola and malaria

Lassa fever virus is present in the urine and semen of survivors for 3-12 weeks after.

http://www.blackberrybabes.com/2016/01/all-you-should-know-about-lassa-fever.html#more

lalasticlala
Did you say Niger?
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by rukkyland(m): 10:56am On Jan 13, 2016
that my area wey rat dey hold festival so. God have mercy.

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by iteleaye(m): 10:57am On Jan 13, 2016
Ok
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by douchesnozzle(m): 10:57am On Jan 13, 2016
Why would someone in his/her right senses eat rat..

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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by daveyjay(m): 10:57am On Jan 13, 2016
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Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by richidinho(m): 10:57am On Jan 13, 2016
Do we have government in Nigeria?
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by jbreezy: 10:57am On Jan 13, 2016
No more hunting 4 bushrat sef...
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by winkmart: 10:57am On Jan 13, 2016
Thats great information


more can be read on www.blackberrybabes.com
Re: All You Should Know About The Lassa Fever As It Spreads To 11 States, Kills 42 by lonelydora: 10:57am On Jan 13, 2016
Help us O Lord.

This is the part I like.

"Due to a lack of proper information management by most African countries, an exact number of yearly infection is not known."

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