The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta has confirmed the death of a Nursing staff to Lassa fever, while two others have been placed observation.
According to Daily Trust, the hospital Head of Information, Segun Orisajo disclosed this in a telephone interview, stating that the victim reportedly died last week after battling with the sickness, known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF).
“Yes, I can confirmed that we lost a staff Nurse to the Lassa fever and two others are undergoing observation as I speak with you. The immediate families of the deceased have been contacted and they were here today (Tuesday) for observation.
“The state commissioner for health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has been here too to carry out the necessary steps to stop the spread. The management can assure staff and patients that everything is under checks,” Orisajo said.