NO CONFIRMED CASE OF LASSA FEVER IN OGUN- HEALTH COMMISSIONER

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Ogun State Government has debunked report making round that there was an outbreak of Lassa fever in the State, saying, there was no confirmed case of the disease.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker in a release, disclosed that, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had erroneously listed Ogun as one of the affected states, adding that government had however put its health officials on red alert in the event of a suspected case.

Coker therefore allays the fear of residents of the State, enjoining them to avoid contact with rodents and ensure personal, as well as environmental hygiene.

Describing Lassa fever as an endemic acute viral haemorrhage illness, transmitted from rodents to human, and human to human, the Commissioner advised health workers across the State to maintain a high index of suspicions for Lassa and treat all cases of fever symptoms with caution.

She added that all suspected cases of Lassa Fever should be reported to the Local Government Area Disease Surveillance Notification Officer (DSNO) or call 09099140121 and 09099140122.


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