Ondo embarks on sensitisation over Lassa fever

Following fresh cases of Lassa fever in the state, the Ondo State Government has commenced sensitisation of the populace on measures to contain the spread of the fever in the state.

This is according to a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, in Akure on Tuesday.

He  said that unhygienic habits of people had led to the spread of Lassa fever in the state.

The commissioner, who confirmed 24 cases of Lassa fever and five deaths in four local government areas of the state, said government had strengthened its medical facilities in all its specialist hospitals to contain the spread of the disease.

He stated that the isolation centre at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, had also been reinforced to take adequate care of patients as part of efforts to check  the spread of the disease.

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