An outbreak of Lassa fever has been reported in Ondo State. The Chief Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Dr Liasu Ahmed has confirmed the outbreak. Ahmed, however, declined to give further details. He said that it was the prerogative of the Ondo State Government to release details on the outbreak.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that some persons suspected to have been infected were taken to the FMC, Owo, while others with critical conditions were said to have been referred to Irua Specialist Hospital in Edo State for treatment.

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