The Osun Government on Saturday dispelled speculations of outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.
Mr Sola Fasure, media aide to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, said in a statement issued in Osogbo that a patient who died at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, as a result of the fever, 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 said the clarification became necessary to put a stop to speculations in the social media that ‘Lassa Fever had claimed two lives in the state’.
He urged people of the state, not to panic, assuring that the state government had put in place,
surveillance teams in all the local government areas to monitor and check the outbreak of the disease.