Ondo State identifies one case and two suspected cases of Lassa fever

The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju, disclosed on Wednesday in an interview with reporters in Akure, that the state has identified one case and two suspected cases of Lassa fever.
Dr. Adeyanju said the confirmed case, which occurred in Owo, was identified at the Federal" Medical Centre located in the town and had been referred to the General Hospital Irrua in Edo State for treatment.
Samples from the two suspected cases have also been sent to Irrua.
The Commissioner disclosed further that health officers were keeping tab on five contacts of the patients, in order to curtail the spread of the disease that have also been detected in some other states in Nigeria.
He informed reporters that emergency operation centres and surveillance operations across the state have been very active.
Adeyanju urged residents of the state to be calm, stating that widespread sensitisation programmes were ongoing within Ondo State.

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