Ogun State Government scrambled on Tuesday to contain a fresh outbreak of Lassa Fever as it confirmed the death of an Assistant Chief Nursing Officer with Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Mrs. Abolanle Adesuyi, and a mortuary attendant, Mr. Great Okusaga.
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The case has dashed optimism that the state is Lassa fever-free, about four after the state government declared it free of the viral disease.
Confirming the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye advised members of the public not to panic, explaining that Lassa Fever can only be transmitted by getting in contact with body fluid unlike that of Ebola which can be transmitted through air and other means.
Leading up to their death, report said Adesuyi(pictured right) had attended to Okusaga(pictured above), a fresh graduate, who had contacted the virus while working as morgue attendant in FMC’s morgue, which his bereaved father manages.