Environmental Health Officers in Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State have begun a house-to-house sensitisation campaign against possible outbreak of Lassa fever in the community.
The sensitisation followed the fresh outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic fever in the state, which led to the death of two patients at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
“We do not have any case in Agege now but we must show concern knowing fully well that Lagosians mingle a lot hence, to be proactive at all time, ” the Chairman of the local government, Alh. Abdul Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi told newsmen.
Egunjobi said the focus of the house-to-house campaign was on personal and environmental sanitation and at intensifying preparation against any outbreak.
He added that the his administration would address the sanitation challenges in the area adding that during the ongoing exercise, the council’s health workers have started fumigation of all markets in the local government while also sensitising households, marketmen and women on cleanliness.