Ogun denies outbreak of lassa fever in the state

Ogun denies outbreak of lassa fever in the state

Mfonobong Akpan

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Mr Babatunde Ipaye, has denied any case of lassa fever in the state.

He made the clarification on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, while addressing reporters on the development.

He maintained that the state was safe, while epidemic preparedness centres to respond to any crisis had been put in place in the state’s capital as well as the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.

Mr Ipaye explained that two children from Abeokuta and Sagamu, who were suspected to have the virus were diagnosed with the clinical result coming out as negative.

The Commissioner appealed to the residents to remain calm while asking them to maintain proper hygiene.

Source: channelstv

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