By Idowu Adebayo
The Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo has warned that Lassa Fever
could be contacted through sex.
According to the Public Relations Officer of LAUTECH Ayodele Adeyemo in a press release made available to OSUN DEFENDER, human being can contact the disease through handling rats, contact with food or household items that are polluted with rat urine or faeces.
The statement reads in part: “It can also be spread from one infected person to another healthy person by contact with blood, urine and other body fluids of someone that has the disease including sex.”
Adeyemo highlighted catarrh, headache, throat sore, vomiting, diarrhoea bleeding from the nose, muscle pains and nausea as part of symptoms of the endemic disease.
He advised residents to promote a good and healthy environment, keep foodstuff safe and avoid contact with rats , the PRO added that anybody suspected of exhibiting symptoms of Lassa Fever or related ailments should be taken to the nearest well-equipped hospital.
Adeyemo also enjoined health care personnel to always caution in discharging their duties in the state.