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https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v5i1.154

The Endemicity of Lassa Fever in West Africa; Appropriate Mitigative Measures

Israel Oluwasegun Ayenigbara   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-0085-5493 ; School and Community Health Education Unit, Department of Health Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
George Omoniyi Ayenigbara ; Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria
Michael Olubodun Abulogbon ; School and Community Health Education Unit, Department of Health Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Olayemi Febisola Laleye ; Health and Safety Education Unit, Department of Health Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Bolarinwa Akinyemi ; Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (577 KB) str. 25-36 preuzimanja: 33* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Ayenigbara, I.O., Ayenigbara, G.O., Abulogbon, M.O., Laleye, O.F. i Akinyemi, B. (2021). The Endemicity of Lassa Fever in West Africa; Appropriate Mitigative Measures. Southeastern European Medical Journal, 5 (1), 25-36. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v5i1.154
MLA 8th Edition
Ayenigbara, Israel Oluwasegun, et al. "The Endemicity of Lassa Fever in West Africa; Appropriate Mitigative Measures." Southeastern European Medical Journal, vol. 5, br. 1, 2021, str. 25-36. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v5i1.154. Citirano 24.10.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Ayenigbara, Israel Oluwasegun, George Omoniyi Ayenigbara, Michael Olubodun Abulogbon, Olayemi Febisola Laleye i Bolarinwa Akinyemi. "The Endemicity of Lassa Fever in West Africa; Appropriate Mitigative Measures." Southeastern European Medical Journal 5, br. 1 (2021): 25-36. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v5i1.154
Harvard
Ayenigbara, I.O., et al. (2021). 'The Endemicity of Lassa Fever in West Africa; Appropriate Mitigative Measures', Southeastern European Medical Journal, 5(1), str. 25-36. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v5i1.154
Vancouver
Ayenigbara IO, Ayenigbara GO, Abulogbon MO, Laleye OF, Akinyemi B. The Endemicity of Lassa Fever in West Africa; Appropriate Mitigative Measures. Southeastern European Medical Journal [Internet]. 2021 [pristupljeno 24.10.2021.];5(1):25-36. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v5i1.154
IEEE
I.O. Ayenigbara, G.O. Ayenigbara, M.O. Abulogbon, O.F. Laleye i B. Akinyemi, "The Endemicity of Lassa Fever in West Africa; Appropriate Mitigative Measures", Southeastern European Medical Journal, vol.5, br. 1, str. 25-36, 2021. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v5i1.154

Sažetak
Lassa fever is an ancient disease and is endemic in most West African countries. Importantly, Lassa fever is a dangerous and virulent disease because it exerts deleterious effects on many vital organs in the body. Due to its endemic nature and the yearly occurrence of the disease in terms of infection and mortality cases in some West African countries, specifically Nigeria, there is need to reexamine and reemphasize viable prevention alternatives. On this backdrop, this review provides a broad overview of Lassa fever, with the main emphasis on preventive measures. Infection with the Lassa fever virus has severe consequences on health; in this respect, multifaceted preventive measures that ensure and guarantee no contact with multimammate rodents should be adopted. Furthermore, contact with the feces and urine of multimammate rats should be avoided, personal hygiene should always be practiced, environmental sanitation should be ensured and carried out often, the consumption and eating of rats should be discouraged, abolished and ultimately stopped, and food containers should always be kept tight and closed.

Ključne riječi
Lassa fever; zoonoses; West Africa; prevention; public health

Hrčak ID: 256780

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/256780

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