Pregnant woman dies of Lassa fever in Osun
A pregnant woman has died of Lassa fever in Osun State.
Special Adviser to Osun State Governor on Public Health, Dr Olasiji Olamiju, disclosed this during a sensitisation programme for market women in Osogbo, the state capital.
Olamiju said, “The state had lost a pregnant woman to the deadly disease of Lassa fever. Though the disease has not escalated, the department of public health would not relent in putting necessary preventive measures in place in the state.
“This sensitisation programme is part of efforts of the State Government to educate residents and prevent further spread of the disease.”
The State Epidemiologist, Dr. Omolola Adeagbo, the State Surveillance Officer, NCDC, Mr Ohuneni Stephen and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Focal Person for the State, Dr Fatoki Bashir described the campaign as an important activity to sensitise the populace about Lassa fever and make them more cautious in order to prevent the disease.
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