The death of five people with twenty four in critical condition from the deadly Lassa fever has been confirmed by Ondo State government.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yemi Olowolabi made this known and listed the affected four local government areas in the state as Owo, Akoko southwest, Akure North and Akure south.
Olowolabi said government had strengthened its medical apparatus in all its specialist hospitals to contain the spread of the disease.
He noted that the isolation centre at the Federal Medical centre in Owo had also been reinforced to take adequate care of patients as part of efforts to check the spread of the disease.
The information commissioner said the government was embarking on sensitisation of the public on unhygienic habits that could aid the spread of Lassa fever in the state.