Lassa Fever: Ogun Confirms Death Of First Victim

Channels Television  
Updated February 15, 2016

OgunThe Ogun State government has confirmed the death of the first victim of Lassa fever in the state.

The 28-year-old female resident of Ebonyi State was being treated at the isolation centre at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu before her demise.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Mr Babatunde Ipaye, disclosed this to reporters in his office in Abeokuta, the state capital.

He said that none of the 121 primary contacts who have been put under observation has shown any symptom of the virus.

The Commissioner also announced that another 28-year-old pregnant woman from Kogi State has been diagnosed and tested positive to the virus.

He added that the patient is being attended to at the same isolation facility in Sagamu while disclosing that she has recovered from the initial fatigue, body weakness and depression.

Mr Ipaye appealed to the people of Ogun State not to entertain any unnecessary panic as the situation is under control.