Metro Deadly Lassa Virus Surfaces in Ondo State



Three fresh cases of Lassa fever have been reported in Ondo state, according to the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNO).

The body said the disease was detected in Owo and Akure North LGAs of the State. A case was first identified in Eyin-Ogbe, Owo LGA and was confirmed at Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State.

Two suspected cases were also identified in Ayede-Ogbese, Akure North LGA, and samples sent to same hospital for confirmation.

The state government however assured that there was no cause for alarm as the confirmed case was presently receiving treatment in Irrua, while the suspected cases were being placed on check.


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