Some medical practitioners, who pleaded anonymity has the outbreak of Lassa fever yesterday saying the disease had been recorded in some local government areas of the state including Akure, Owo and Ose.
They disclosed that some of the cases had also been recorded at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, with at least 80 patients placed on admission.
In an interview, one said that patients affected by the outbreak tested positive to the disease and has since been isolated from the main wards.
It was also gathered that the epidemic outbreak has caused anxiety among other patients in government hospitals.
Commissioner for Health in the state, Wahab Adegbenro, reportedly confirmed the outbreak in a chat
He stated that the state government was already working towards reducing the spread of the virus among patients in the hospital.