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Lassa Fever spreads to Kwara State

Lassa Fever spreads to Kwara State

The Kwara State Health Commissioner, Dr.   Sulyman Alege has confirmed one case of Lassa fever in Babanla community of Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.

He told journalists that out of the five samples sent to Virology unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, only one of a ten a year boy tested positive.

 A medical team has been dispatched to the area to monitor the patient and those who had contact with him. According to the Commissioner, isolation centres will be created at Omu Aran general hospital for the patient which is closer to the community and appealed to the people of the state not to panic as the government will do everything to curb the situation

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