LASSA fever: 4,400 rats killed in Mile 12, Oshodi markets

The Lagos state chapter of Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN) on Monday 25th January, 2016 said the de-rating exercise was a success, as they killed about 4,400 rats at Onigongbo, Oshodi , Oke-Odo, Ikotun Idanwo, Ojuwoye and Mile 12 Markets.

According to NAN, The president of the association Mr Samuel Akingbehin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the de-rating exercise was part of the association’s efforts to reduce the spread of Lassa fever in the state.

The exercise was carried out in the evening, starting from 5p.m because of the nocturnal nature of rodents and also to allow traders and buyers transact their legitimate businesses

Mr Akingbehin confirmed that the will be visiting Suru-Alaba Market in Orile-Ifelodun LCDA by 5p.m. this Monday evening with about 400 EHOs to de-rat it.

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