Lassa fever hits Ondo



Chief Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo, Dr Liasu Ahmed, confirmed the outbreak to newsmen, yesterday.

Ahmed, however, declined to give further details because “it is the prerogative of Ondo State

Government to release details on the outbreak.”

Newsmen gathered that some persons suspected to have been infected were taken to the FMC, Owo, while others with critical conditions were said to have been referred to Irua Specialist Hospital in Edo for treatment.

Similarly, a medical doctor with the FMC, who declined to be named, confirmed that a family of four persons were brought to the hospital from Oka-Akoko area of the state, while another six suspected victims were also rushed to the Centre from Owo and Ose Local Government Areas of the state.