The Osun Government on Saturday debunked rumour of Lassa fever outbreak in the state.
Sola Fasure, media aide to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement in Osogbo, said the clarification became necessary to stop the social media speculations that ‘Lassa Fever had claimed two lives in the state’.
He said a patient believed to have died from the fever at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, was not from the state.
“A patient from Ore, in Ondo State, with symptoms of lassa fever, went to Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Ile-Ife, for treatment, and was immediately transferred to OAUTH, where he regrettably died due to the advanced nature of the sickness.
“We must note however that the victim was not a native of Osun, and did not contact Lassa fever in the state”, he said.
Fasure assured that the state government had put in place,
surveillance teams in all the local government areas to prevent outbreak of the disease.
“Residents are required to be vigilant, maintain the highest hygiene standard possible, avoid contact with those infected and report illnesses and deaths emanating from the disease to hospitals and government health centres.”