[Health] Lassa Fever: 9 Die In Ondo, 36 Cases Recorded

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has showed the outbreak of Lassa Fever inside the state, saying laboratory test have showed a total of 36 cases, which includes 9 deaths.

Akeredolu, who made the revelation in Akure during a livestream broadcast on Saturday night, said a total of 102 suspected cases of Lassa Fever were stated in 8 local government of the state.

“36 of 79 cases were confirmed with laboratory result, consisting of nine deaths.

“Patients are being managed on the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, while confirmatory test are completed at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State.

“At preset, 127 health facility contacts and 308 community contacts were line-indexed in all the affected neighborhood local government at the same time as 30 had finished their observe-up,” Akeredolu said.

The governor disclosed that the government had reactivated Emergency Preparedness and Response Team at country and local government level to incorporate the spread of the ailment.

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He stated this become further to lively surveillance and contact tracing in the affected nearby regions.

“Sensitization and community mobilization also are taking place in all neighborhood L.G.A for traditional rulers, religious leaders, political leaders, marketplace women and different stakeholders.

“Publicity is also ongoing through radio jingles, radio and television discussions in our media homes at the same time as educative substances which include handbills, flyers and posters have been produced and being allotted,” he stated.

According to him, motors have been dedicated for transportation of samples and patients to Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital.

He brought that the Infectious Disease Isolation Unit on the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, had additionally been expanded.

Akeredolu defined that some Personal Protective Equipment, drugs, and health facility beds had been donated to FMC, Owo, whilst greater nurses have been deployed to the Treatment Centre to aid control of the patients.

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