Ondo announces three cases of Lassa Fever


The Ondo State government on Wednesday said
three fresh cases of the virulent and deadly Lassa fever have been identified in two local government areas of the state.
Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNO) across the 18 councils of the state gave its reports to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Adeyanju in Akure.
Dr. Adeyanju said the ministry was able to detect the disease in the state through the proactive measures put in place by the state government.
He disclosed that the deadly fever was discovered in two of the state local government area which includes, Akure North and Owo local government areas of the state after samples were sent to same hospital for confirmation.
He explained that a case was first identified in Eyin- Ogbe, in Owo local government, saying the fever was confirmed at Iruwa Specialist Hospital, Edo State, while two suspected cases were also identified in Ayede-Ogbese, Akure North local government.


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