Lassa fever: Osun speaks on ‘outbreak’



Osun Government on Saturday dispelled speculations of outbreak of lassa fever in the state.

Sola Fasure, media aide to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement said that a patient who died at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, as a result of the fever, was not from the state.

“A patient from Ore, in Ondo State, with symptoms of lassa fever, went to Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Ile-Ife, for treatment, and was immediately transferred to OAUTH, where he regrettably died due to the advanced nature of the sickness.

”We must note, however, that the victim was not a native of Osun, and did not contact lassa fever in the state”, he said.

Fasure urged people of the state, not to panic, assuring that government had put in place, surveillance teams in all the local government areas to monitor and check the outbreak of the disease.

He also urged resident of the state to be watchful of visitors who might be exhibiting symptom of the vital disease, advising that such persons should be reported to the nearest health centre in the state.

“Residents are required to be vigilant, maintain the highest hygiene standard possible, avoid contact with those infected and report illnesses and deaths emanating from the disease to hospitals and government health centres”, the spokesman added.

Lassa fever is an acute viral infection which is transmitted from the faeces and urine of rats when in contact with food and the food is eaten.





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