The dreaded Lassa fever disease has reared its ugly head again in the South-western part of the country with one patient reportedly dead.
The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday confirmed the death of a Nursing staff to Lassa fever, while two others have been placed on observation.
The victim reportedly died last week after battling with the sickness, which is also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF).
The hospital Head of Information, Segun Orisajo confirmed the development to a DailyTrust correspondent, but assured that the management has put up necessary measures to curtail the situation.
He said the victim, identified as Adebusuyi Bolanle died from complications which arose from contacting the fever.
“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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