JUST IN: One Dead As Lassa Fever Spreads To Osun, 40 Isolated

One person has been confirmed dead with  forty others  presently under observation in  Isolation centres for suspected lassa fever cases.

The suspected cases are in the three Isolation centres set up by the osun state government in the state .

Amiloaded correspondent gathered that the chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA)  osun state chapter , Dr Tokunbo Olajumoke  disclosed this to newsmen when the association embarked on Lassa Fever sensitization programme to all major markets in osogbo the state capital .

Dr Olajumoke said although the  confirmed  lassa fever case who died at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital was brought in from Ondo state,hence the need  to isolate all others who have had contact with the case to avoid a spread of the dreaded disease.

He explained that the sensitization tour is to allow public to understand the effect of the epidemic and be responsive when any case is sighted around them.

He urged the federal and state governments to increase the awareness and set up diagnostic centres within the state for easy diagnosis to avoid the spread of the Lassa Fever.

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