Osun state raises alert on Lassa fever

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Corpse brought from Lagos tested positive for Lassa fever in Osun state

The government of Osun state is urging residents to be vigilant and maintain high hygienic standards after a corpse which was brought from Lagos tested positive to Lassa.

According to media reports, a number of cases of the disease had been reported in Lagos and Ogun in recent times. According to a statement by the Media Adviser to the Governor, Sola Fasure, said there was currently no case of an outbreak of the fever in the state.

In the statement, the government revealed that that the corpse brought from Lagos was subjected to laboratory test and was tested positive to the scourge.

It stated that the corpse was buried before the official release of the autopsy report.

According to the statement, the state’s Ministry Of Health promptly put the relatives of the corpse on a 21-day surveillance but none of them exhibited any symptoms or signs of the fever.

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