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Lassa Fever Claims Two In Ondo

Posted: Jan 12, 2016 at 4:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

From Yemi Akintomide,


The Ondo State Government on Tuesday, said it has detected two suspected cases of Lassa Fever death in the state.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanyu disclosed this at a Lassa Prevention Stakeholders meeting organised for Health workers, Religious, Opinion and Traditional Leaders in Akure, the State Capital.

The Commissioner said one of the suspects came into the state from the negbiouring Edo State.

According to earlier reports, over 35 people have been killed by the disease which had spread to about 10 states.

Adeyanju, however informed that 31 persons had been placed under surveillance in order to prevent the spread of the disease across the state.

He noted that those placed under surveillance are those who had in one way or the other had contact with the two suspects killed by the disease in the state.

He equally counseled religious leaders not to harbour sick persons who manifest symptoms of Lassa but referred them to the nearest hospital for prompt attention.

?Adeyanju  revealed that the outbreak control team at the local government has been re-activated, ?while emergency lines have been released to the public in addition to intensified jingles on radio and television.

The attendants of the event all promised to step up the sensitisation in their respective domains.