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Sensitization Meeting on Control of Lassa Fever

By: Kehinde Adeleye Date: 09-09-2016

Contrary to the report by a national Newspaper that the lassa fever victim in Ondo State was sent back to Edo State, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju, has debunked such news, saying that he was at Irrua for treatment since that is the only center for such treatment in the South West.

According to him, the confirmed patient who lives in Oke Luse, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State was in a Private Hospital, Ifon to seek medical attention before it was discovered that he was having lassa fever.

Dr. Adeyanju, who explained that there is active surveillance in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the State, informed that the state had earlier put in place machineries in motion following the outbreak of lassa fever in Anambra and Delta States.

The Commissioner, further explained that the two suspected cases are currently at the Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Edo State awaiting the result of their tests.

Describing the disease as deadly, the Commissioner called on all and sundry to always keep clean environments as well as protect foods form rodents.

He later, assured that Ondo State Government will continue to give priority to the healthcare of all irrespective of their state of Origin.

However, the Commissioner has paid a visit to Owo Local government where he held a sensitization meeting with the people in the area on ways to prevent and curtail the fever.

The meeting which was well attended by traditional rulers, religious leaders, market women and the rest gave him the opportunity to allay fears over lassa fever, assuring that measures had been put in place to check the spread of the disease.

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