Abuja - In a bid to prevent the spread of Lassa fever throughout Lagos State, a non-governmental organization (NGO) has introduced a bounty on all rats, Punch reports.
Phoguard Fumigant Limited, in partnership with the state government, has claimed that rodents will be purchased under the project after they are killed using hi-tech chemicals and equipment that renders their bodies non-infectious.
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Oluwasegun Benson, Chief Executive Officer of the company, has claimed that the bounty will help rid the state of rodents carrying the disease.
Dead rats are due to either be incinerated or buried after they are killed and collected, All Africa reports.
The project is set to commence in October, with the added capacity of creating between 200 and 300 jobs.
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