Ondo records 102 Lassa fever cases, 15 deaths in two months – NMA

No fewer than 102 people have been confirmed to be positive with Lassa fever, in addition to 15 deaths recorded in Ondo State between January and February.

Wale Oke, the State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), told the News men on Wednesday in Akure that As at Thursday, February 21, 102 people have been tested positive to Lassa fever this year.

Revealing that 82 people in January and 20 people so far in February apart from 15 deaths recorded in January as a result of the fever but no death has been recorded so far in February.

Oke said, Most people who died either reported late or were already subjected to alternative treatment and doing self-medication before they eventually came to the hospital.

According to him, the centre has the highest success rate out of the three treatment centres in Nigeria for Lassa fever treatment.

He added that the state government had put in place measures to curtail the fever, adding that the government had declared a state of emergency on the health sector.