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Lassa Fever Update: Doctor dies in OAUTH, Ife
Dr Isaac Adewole: Minister of Health

Lassa Fever Update: Doctor dies in OAUTH, Ife

HE management of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Osun State, has confirmed that a doctor in the hospital died of Lassa fever.

When the news of the doctor’s death – the first record of the disease in the state – first broke on Monday, the hospital said it could not verify the cause of his death.

Speaking through its Committee Chairman on Lassa fever, Prof. Adedeji Onayade, the hospital said the doctor’s blood sample was obtained and sent to the Federal Ministry of Health for confirmation.

Prof. Onayade insisted that until the result of the blood sample was confirmed, it could not be said the hospital recorded a Lassa fever death. But yesterday, the hospital confirmed that the doctor died of the disease.

He noted that appropriate preventive measure have now been put in place to prevent any spread of the disease.

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