The state government of Osun says it is not relenting on its laurels in tackling the outbreak of lassa fever.
Addressing a news conference in Osogbo, the commissioner for health Dr. Rafiu Usamot and the special adviser on public health Dr. Siji Olamiju disclosed that the state government had taken its sensitization to churches and mosques to alert people to the menace of lassa fever.
Confirming that the fever is caused by rats who storm residential areas during dry seasons, the commissioner and his colleague warned people to stay clear of uncooked food that may have been contaminated with urine and faeces of rats.
They made it clear that lassa fever is not caused by games, but warned people to cut down on consumption of these animals for now.
They disclosed that Osun has recorded two cases of lassa fever but assured that the government is on top of the situation.