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Precious Gems Lassa Fever awareness campaign in Edo State Nigeria
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Precious Gems Lassa Fever awareness campaign in Edo State Nigeria

Precious Gems has embarked on a massive campaign in Edo state Nigeria, to raise the awareness of Lassa Fever and its prevention. We are passionate about prevention of Lassa fever because of its high mortality rate especially pregnant women and their unborn babies. Our team is working with other health partners to construct and distribute...

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Lassa Fever prevention Awareness campaing

Lassa Fever prevention Awareness campaing

Lassa fever is an animal-borne, or zoonotic, acute viral illness. It is endemic in parts of West Africa including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Neighboring countries are also at risk, as the animal vector for Lassa virus, the “multimammate rat” (Mastomys natalensis) is distributed throughout the region. The illness was discovered in 1969 and...