The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, OAUTH, has revealed that laboratory test confirmed that the resident doctor who died at the hospital on Monday was as a result of Lassa fever.
Speaking with Punch newspaper on Wednesday in Oshogbo, the Osun State capital, Prof Adedeji Onyade, Chairman of a committee set up by the hospital management on Lassa fever, said the result of the first test carried out on the sample of the deceased tested positive.
Onayade said, “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 per cent but we are going ahead to take necessary steps. We have informed all those who should know.”
Onayade, while urging the general public not to panic, assured that the hospital was on top of the situation.