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Causes of Lassa Fiver.
Lassa Fiver is transmitted by animals such as rodents, when we humans somehow come in contacts with their droppings such as faeces or urine.
Symptoms of Lassa Fiver
Lassa fever, which is commonly found in west african countries has claim so many lives in Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea etc.
An acute illness is said to develop in victims 6 to 21 days. And below are some of the symptoms;
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Tachycardia (abnormally high heart rate)
Unilateral or bilateral hearing deficit
If you or a friend is currently experiencing few of these symptoms, its advised they seek medical help urgently.
Lassa Fever Prevention Tips
1). Keep your home clean and free from rodents.
2). Avoid physical contact with rodent droppings, always treat with extreme caution. Make sure you use the appropriate materials to clean droppings such as faeces and urine, then sanitise when you are done.
3. Maintain a good personal hygiene by washing your hands and showering often. This is also very important.