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UPDATE: Ogun State Lassa Fever Patient Still Alive, Says Commissioner

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The Ogun State Government says nobody has died within the state because of a Lassa Fever an infection.

In an announcement issued on Sunday, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, stated though a Lassa Fever case was confirmed by the Ogun State Virology Laboratory on January 24, 2020, the affected person will not be useless.

The Public Relations Office of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, had earlier informed Channels Television that the sufferer, a 26-year-old who had been identified with the fever, had died.

But Coker defined that the affected person, is a pregnant 29-year-old and he or she was first referred to the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Abeokuta.

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Thereafter, she was transferred to the Federal Specialist Hospital in Irua, Edo State as a result of in keeping with the docs, the amenities there would offer her with the total advantages of multidisciplinary care required.

Meanwhile, Coker additional said that the Rapid Response Team has commenced line itemizing of all who’ve come into contact with the affected person for surveillance functions, together with her kin and hospital employees that managed the case.

She additionally assured members of the general public that the state authorities acted proactively by placing all counter measures in place to comprise the scenario.

Urging residents to take care of correct hygiene, she said that members of the general public ought to keep away from contact with rodents.

One of the methods to do this in keeping with her might be by overlaying their meals correctly and in addition guaranteeing that meals is correctly heated earlier than consuming it.

“We have given thermometers to those who have been in contact with the patient to monitor their temperatures and also provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the designated treatment center at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.

“Our health educators and officers have been deployed into action and are educating the public on ways to avoid being infected with Lassa Fever.

“Other emerging or suspected cases of viral hemorrhagic fevers are to be isolated in the designated quarantine areas for barriers nursing until a definitive diagnosis is concluded,” the assertion learn.

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