Dayo Johnson, Akure
Ondo State Authorities has distributed 10,000 rat poisons to residents of Ogbese in Akure North to kill rats in the neighborhood to curb the unfold of Lassa fever.
Over 3000 rats had been killed in Owo city after the state authorities distributed poison to the residents.
Experiences had it that the illness had unfold to 5 native authorities areas of the state.
The Assistant State Epidemiologist, Dr Dolani Gbelela, mentioned the state is now the epicentre of Lassa fever within the nation.
Gbelela mentioned 423 instances of Lassa fever had been recorded in 2020 out of which 81 individuals died representing 34 per cent of Lassa fever-related deaths in Nigeria.
He identified that Lassa fever was of a higher burden to the state and advocated that mandatory measures be put in place to eradicate the scourge.
In accordance with him these largely affected had been between 21 and 30 years.
The state Commissioner for Well being, Dr Jjibayo Adeyeye, mentioned Lassa Fever has killed many individuals within the state because it was first found in Ose native authorities.
Adeyeye urged all residents of Ogbese to play their position in stopping the outbreak of the illness by burning all bushes round their homes in addition to the killing of rats.
The Odopetu of Ogbese, Excessive Chief Oladimeji Abitogun, mentioned correct consideration ought to be given to Lassa fever because the world is inserting on COVID-19.
Abitogun mentioned extra deaths have been recorded from Lassa fever than COVID-19 within the state.