Lassa Fever Kills 16 In Ondo State
The Ondo government has confirmed that a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever within the state has thus far claimed 16 lives. The government equally confirmed that about 84 cases had also been recorded since the start of this year.
The cases were recorded in Owo, Akoko South West, Akure South, and Ondo West government Areas of the state.
The state epidemiologist, Steven Fagbemi, confirmed this yesterday after a gathering which Governor Rotimi Akuredolu held with the heads of relevant agencies.
Fagbemi noted that the cases had reached advanced stages before they were delivered to the hospitals. He said 47 patients were responding to treatment; while 21 others had been discharged.
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