BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Lassa fever is one of the common diseases in Edo state especially in Esan west local government of Edo state. AS a result of a rising case of this disease it has affected or has an impact on the communities in this local government. This has been a problem to the indigenes of this state because this disease doesn’t only affect their health; it affects other parts of their lives as a result of Lassa fever which has been an issue. Despite Edo state hosting the institute for Lassa fever research and control this state has recorded one of the highest cases of Lassa fever in recent times in Nigeria. This study examines a critical study on the rising case of Lassa fever in Esan West Local Government of Edo State.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The study would have contribution to enlighten the society on the critical rising case of Lassa fever in Esan West local government area in Edo state. The study will enable relevant agencies concerned with eradicating Lassa fever in Esan West L.G.A, Edo state and Nigeria in general to appraise the media framework for possible modification or modernization. It would also prepare ground for interested researcher who might wish to conduct further research in related areas and could contribute to the existing literature.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
Financial constraint: Insufficient fund tends to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature or information and in the process of data collection (internet, questionnaire and interview)
Time constraint: The researcher will simultaneously engage in this study with other academic work. This consequently will cut down on the time devoted for the research work.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Lassa fever: Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arena virus family of viruses. Humans usually become infected with Lassa virus through exposure to food or household items contaminated with urine or faeces of infected Mastomys rats.
Morbidity Rate: Refers to having a disease or a symptom of disease, or to the amount of disease within a population. Morbidity also refers to medical problems caused by a treatment.
Mortality: Mortality rate, or death rate, is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time.
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