News Update: Three Doctors Die Of Lassa Fever In Oyo


Three medical doctors have died of Lassa fever in Oyo State.

Two of the doctors were said to have died within 72 hours.

The NMA Chairman, Dr Ayotunde Fasunla, confirmed the deaths yesterday.

Fasunla said: “The NMA announces, with deepest regret and sorrow, the demise of three of her members from Lassa fever. It is indeed a sad week, and our eyes are still soaked in tears.

“While we thought that COVID-19 had done its worst, we are now dealing with another onslaught of a Lassa fever outbreak.

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“Furthermore, we are worried about other health workers who have had contact with the deceased unknowingly. We have advised them to quarantine and report if they develop any symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever.”

The state government said resources had been deployed to tackle the outbreak.

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