Ogun State Records First Case of Lassa Fever

Ogun State government on Thursday confirmed a case of Lassa fever in the state.

The victim is a 28-year old girl who has been taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, for intensive care.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Babatunde Ipaye, disclosed this during a press briefing held at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The commissioner said the victim returned from Ebonyi State recently.

He added that two hospitals where the girl was first treated have been shut down.

Ipaye said 60 primary contacts at the hospitals have also been placed on 21 days surveillance.

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