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Lassa fever: 121 infected in Ondo

Lassa fever virus is spreading in Ondo State..and more than 121 persons have been reportedly infected with the deadly virus.

It has spread to more than 10 out of the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

Most of the victims of the disease were said to have been quarantined at the Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Owo.

The state Epidemiologist, Dr Stephen Fagbemi who confirmed the development, said some patients were also admitted in Akure, the state capital where they were quarantine, while five patients from other states were treated in Ondo state.

According to him, the Akure centre which was just opened is being used as holding centre and once the patients are confirmed, they will be moved to the Federal Medical Centre Owo.

He said 50 people are currently undergoing treatment, while 46 persons have been treated and discharged.

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