Lassa Fever: Ondo records 34 deaths, 227 cases, says health official

Ondo State government says a total of 34 persons have died of Lassa Fever in the state from January till date.

Professor Francis Faduyile, the special adviser to the state governor on health, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure on Sunday, where he made it known that the state recorded 227 confirmed cases in six Local Government Areas (LGAs) during the period.

He also stated that there were three confirmed cases among health workers in the state. None of them died, because they reported early as a result of high index of suspicions and early presentations. A lot of them have been put on high awareness so that those that are positive would receive prompt treatment.

Ondo State, in the last epidemic, was the epicenter of Lassa fever in Nigeria, and the state government looked into the cause and ways to prevent the disease.


Source: Premium Times