Ogun State government said it has recorded the first case of the dreaded case of lassa fever in the state.

The State Commissioner for health, Babtunde Ipaye while addressing a press conference yesterday at the Governor’s office press center in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital said confirmatory test has shown a case of  a 28 year old lady.

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The government further explained that while the victim has been isolated at the center at Ogun State University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu, other 60 primary contacts have been listed.

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The Commissioner explained that the lady attended a burial ceremony in Ebonyi State in January before travelling back to Ogun State.

According to the Commissioner, the lady started showing symptoms of fever and reported herself at a private hospital in Ota before she was later referred to another private hospital where she was later confirmed to be a patient.

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Ipaye explained that the two hospitals have been temporarily closed down while they are being decontaminated.

Details later.

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