The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta on Tuesday confirmed the death of a Nursing staff to Lassa Fever, while two others have immediately been placed under observation.


The lady reportedly died last week after battling with the sickness, which is also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF).

The hospital head of information, Segun Orisajo confirmed the development to Daily Trust. He also assured that the management has put up necessary measures to curtail the situation.

The Nurse, Adebusuyi Bolanle, died from complications which arose from contacting the fever.

“Yes, I can confirmed that we lost a staff Nurse to the Lassa fever and two others are undergoing observation as I speak with you. The immediate families of the deceased have been contacted and they were here today (Tuesday) for observation.

“The commissioner for health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has been here too to carry out the necessary steps to stop the spread. The management can assure staff and patients that everything is under checks.”

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