I6 new cases of lassa fever recorded in Ondo

 A total of 113 people have been infected lassa fever while sixteen new cases were recorded between Sunday and Tuesday in Ondo state.

The state epidemiologist, Dr Stephen Fagbemi  confirmed the new figure.

He said the victims were admitted  at the Akure centre,  stressing  that the Akure centre which is newly opened is being used as holding centre .

He added that once the patients are confirmed, they will be moved to the Federal Medical Centre Owo. 

 He also said that currently fifty people are undergoing treatment while forty six have been treated and discharged. 

He said, ” So far eighteen people have died just as the state government continues to intensify efforts in its campaign at enlightening the people on need to prevent the spread of the disease” .