Imo state Government commences fumigation to stop Lassa fever spread


www.odogwublog.com reports that following the death of three persons due to lassa fever, the Imo State Government has commenced fumigation exercise in Owerri, the State capital to mitigate further spread.

It will be recalled that the Health Commissioner, Dr Angela Uwakwem disclosed that lassa fever had claimed three persons, while seven were still undergoing treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri last week.


The Managing Director of the Imo Environmental  and Transformation Commission (ENTRACO), Jeff Nwoha said the fumigation was to ensure the State is clean and free from anything that promotes lassa fever and other dreaded diseases.

Further Nwoha disclosed that the fumigation exercise which was carried out on Saturday during the first monthly sanitation program following a directive from the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha that measures be put up to rid the State of rodents and germ-causing agents, and ensure it is clean and safe for habitation.

Nwoha said " we have wagged war against pests, rodents and we are out to fight this virus. We want our environments to be clean and habitable. We are equally creating awareness so that people would be mindful of foods they eat and people they shake".


According to him, "ENTRACO under my leadership is passionate about healthy environments. Findings show that clean environments cannot spread lassa fever. After the fumigation exercise we will begin intensive enlightenment programs so that we will overcome this outbreak of virus as quickly as possible".

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