1 Dead, Two Under Observation As Lassa Fever Outbreak Hits Ogun

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A nurse of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta, Ogun State have reportedly died while two other staff have been placed under surveillance following a recent outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state.

According to the Head of Information of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, who confirmed the incident, the victim died last week after battling with the sickness, which is also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF).

He gave the name of the dead nurse as Adebusuyi Bolanle, and added that the management has put up necessary measures to curtail the situation.

“Yes, I can confirmed that we lost a staff Nurse to the Lassa fever and two others are undergoing observation as I speak with you. The immediate families of the deceased have been contacted and they were here today (Tuesday) for observation.

“The state commissioner for health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has been here too to carry out the necessary steps to stop the spread. The management can assure staff and patients that everything is under checks,” Orisajo said.

 

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