Lassa fever

The Kwara State Government recently stated that they had no outbreak of Lassa fever in the state, but two cases.

The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Alhaji Babatunde Ajeigbe, on Wednesday told newsmen in Ilorin that only two isolated cases were recorded.

Speaking on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting, Ajeigbe said there was a reported case of the disease in Babanla, Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state, which made the state government send samples of those in contact with the victim.

He further stated that eight samples were sent for testing, and incidentally the father of the boy also tested positive.

He therefore assured the people of the state that the government was capable of handling the situation as it is not an outbreak and the state government is also using its extension workers to ensure that they tackle any reported case.

“We need to state that there is no cause for panic because His Excellency has approved protective equipment and other medical supplies”.

According to him, The Directorate of Public Health from the Ministry of Health is on top of the situation as the General Hospitals in Omu Aran, Oke Ode, Ajase-Ipo and the medical centre in Babanla has been approved by the government as treatment centres.