Prevention of Lassa Fever (Contd.)

Proper Storage of Food Items: Appropriate storage containers with lid where applicable and other proper storage facilities should be used for food items.

Use of Rodenticides (rat killers): Rodenticides should be used regularly in rat infested buildings, offices in and around our homes safe from food items.

Biological control with cats: cats may be domesticated to prey on rats and rid them from our environment.

Avoid crowded places during epidemic: crowded places such as markets, parks, bus stops, camps, etc should be avoided since Lassa fever could be transmitted from person to person through contact with sweat, discharges and other body fluids of infected persons. To be contd. (Source: DHA, LASPOTECH)