The chairman of a committee set up by the OAUTHC on Lassa fever, Prof. Adedeji Onayade, made the confirmation during a telephone conversation with newsmen in Osogbo.
The chairman revealed that laboratory test confirms that “the resident doctor’s death on Monday at the hospital was caused by Lassa fever.”
According to him”the result of the first test carried out on the sample of the deceased tested positive and we have a report back and the result came as positive”.
“We were supposed to do two tests but the patient was dying when we took the first sample.”
“We can’t do the second test now. So we can say it is 50 percent but we are going ahead to take necessary steps. We have informed all those who should know.”
Professor Onayade who allayed the fear of workers at the hospital over the spread of the lassa virus, assured them that, there are medical experts and specialists who can control its spread at the hospital and outside it.