Lassa fever epidemic: One reported positive in Abeokuta

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Lassa fever outbreak is allegedly up in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital as a 22 year old man was tested positive at the state General Hospital, Ijaiye.

According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye: “He is currently at the state general hospital, Ijaye where he is under medical observation.

We have carried out the first test. The first sample was positive. It shows some reactions, we need to do another confirmatory test.

We are doing everything to see whether it is a confirmed case. The Patient’s temperature was high, but, today it has reduced considerably.

By tomorrow, we should be able to confirm whether it is Lassa fever or not.

Meanwhile, the patient has been isolated.

Ipaye disclosed the information to Journalist via phone call.

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