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World Health Organization raises response level to Lhasa fever epidemic in Nigeria

New Beijing Newsletter The Ministry of Commerce website quoted the World Health Organization on February 1st, the World Health Organization is raising the level of response to the Lhasa fever epidemic in Nigeria, mobilizing more experts to investigate, track patient contacts and prevent and control risks To help Nigeria control the outbreak of the yellow fever epidemic.

NigeriaCentre for Disease Control announced the outbreak on January 21 and said the number of cases is rising. From January 1 to January 27, a total of 213 confirmed cases, including 41 deaths, were found. Deaths were distributed in 16 states including Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, and Plateau. The number of cases in 2019 has increased significantly compared to the same period in 2018.

Edo is the state with the hottest yellow fever, and David Osifo, head of the World Health Organization, said the World Health Organization will continue to improve the professionalism of local health workers, disease surveillance and patient contacts. Track and other work.

Lhasa Hot Tips

Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a disease caused by the Lhasa virus. Lhasa fever is a common infectious disease for humans and animals. The host that is transmitted to humans is usually a rodent named Mastomys natalensis. More suckling mice will enter an asymptomatic period after infection with Lhasa fever, which is excreted by feces and urine and can spread in the air. After infecting the human body, Lhasa fever will delay the action of cellular immunity and cause fibrotic toxemia, which may cause death.

The incubation period of the disease is usually 2-21 days. The initial symptoms are fever and weakness. Other symptoms include high fever (above 38.5 °C), sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, back pain, cough, chest pain, abdominal pain, facial sweating. , as well as mouth, nose, eyes, ears and other open organs bleeding.

Communication method:

Direct contact with urine, feces, saliva or blood of infected mice.

Use foods that are contaminated with urine, feces, saliva, or blood from infected mice.

Direct Lhasa fever patient blood, urine, saliva, throat secretions or semen.

Preventive measures:

Avoid any contact with rodents (whether dead or live).

Maintain indoor and outdoor environmental hygiene.

Clog the holes in the house.

Clear the garbage in time or pour the garbage into the covered trash can.

Fruits and vegetables should be washed before eating.

Keep food in a location that is out of reach of the mouse or in a container with a lid.

Disinfect the surrounding environment regularly.

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