Five Cases of Lassa Fever Confirmed in Ondo


By James Sowole in Akure

Five cases of Lassa Fever have been confirmed in two local governments of Owo and Akoko South West areas of Ondo State.

Three cases have been reported at Owo Local Government, while two cases were reported in Akoko South -West.

Of the three cases in Owo, one involving a female student was  recorded at the Achievers University, prompting its management to close the institution while students were asked to embark of three weeks semester break.

Addressing journalists on the issue,  the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tunji Ibiyemi, said that the institution recorded just one isolated case of Lassa Fever in a female student who must have contracted it from her off campus residence.

While noting that the lady has been given the best of medical treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo and would soon be discharged, Ibiyemi said the school has declared a three-week break.

Details later…