Lassa fever kills 15 in Ondo state… infects Delta corper


Lassa fever has reportedly claimed no fewer than 15 lives, while  28 are said to be on the danger list,  following the outbreak of the deadly disease in Ondo State.

It was learnt that a  majority of the victims were from Oka Akoko, Owo and Ose.

A  source said, “Over 100 people affected   have been receiving  treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, while 15 have died and 28 are on the danger list.”

According to the source, a  ward in the hospital reserved for Lassa fever patients is overcrowded, forcing the doctors to refer some patients to the Virology Centre in Akure.

A source at the FMC  claimed one of the health workers in the hospital lost his wife to the disease a  few days ago.

He also confirmed that the number of Lassa fever patients in the hospital was increasing on a  daily basis, Punch reports.

So also, a corps member serving in Asaba, in the Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, has been diagnosed with the Lassa fever.

The corps member simply identified as Yinka was said to have been taken to the  Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State on Monday after the Federal Medical Centre in  Asaba confirmed the development.

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