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Lassa fever: Lagos health officers kill 7,243 rats

In it's efforts to curb the spread of Lassa fever ,the Lagos State Chapter of the Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria on Monday said it has killed at least 7,243 rats at eight major markets in the state under its de-rat market programme.

Speaking at a Workshop for health officers organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, President of the Association, Mr. Samuel Akingbehin, said the killing of 7,243 rats was carried out at Onigbongbo, Oshodi, Oke-Odo, Ikotun Idanwo, Ojuwoye, Mile 12 and Alaba Rago Markets in the state.
Akingbehin said de-rating the markets was part of the association’s efforts to curb the spread of Lassa fever in the state.
“The exercise is strategic to our efforts aimed at preventing communicable diseases. We have begun the programme since the outbreak of Lassa fever,” he said.

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