Three Die Of Lassa Fever In Fresh Outbreak In Ekiti


Three persons have died in a new outbreak of Lassa fever in Ekiti State. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Olurotimi Ojo,  confirmed the development in Ado Ekiti saying  five out of eight suspected cases tested negative while one was uncertain and the last one pending.

Mr. Ojo noted that the patient that tested positive and two others had died.

He however said there was no cause for alarm, as the state government was taking proactive steps in surveillance activities that involve all the residents due to the fact some neighbouring states had also been plagued by the disease.

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