Ogun State Records First Case of Lassa Fever

Lassa Fever

Ogun State government on Thursday confirmed a case of Lassa fever in the state. According to reports, the victim is a 28-year old girl who has been taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, for intensive care.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Babatunde Ipaye, disclosed this during a press briefing held at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. The commissioner said the victim returned from Ebonyi State recently.

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He added that two hospitals where the girl was first treated have been shut down. Ipaye said 60 primary contacts at the hospitals have also been placed on 21 days surveillance.

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