3 new cases of Lassa fever reported in Ondo

The Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNO) on Wednesday announced it has discovered three fresh cases of the Lassa fever in Ondo state.

DSNO officials stated this while giving its reports to the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanyu at his office in Akure.

A case was first identified in Eyin-Ogbe, Owo LGA and was confirmed at Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State, according to the DSNO.

The officials also confirmed that two suspected cases were also reported in Ayede-Ogbese, Akure North LGA.

Adeyanju said, “There is active surveillance in all our LGAs, much more so when we learnt of the last outbreak in Anambra and Delta states, we felt we were likely to be prone. Our surveillance became much more active.”

The commissioner said there was no cause for alarm as the cases were already being treated, stating that the victims have to be watched carefully.

“We need to keep tab on them and ensure that we are able to trace them to the last person so we can curtail it.

“At the moment, there is no cause for alarm; the outbreak control team has been active, sensitization has been ongoing, jingles and other resources are maximally exploited,” he said.

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