Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- Ondo State has recorded eight deaths this year from 106 confirmed cases and 268 suspected cases of Lassa fever infections, the state government said in Akure on Sunday.

The Special Adviser to the state governor on Health, Francis Faduyile, said the confirmed cases were recorded in six local government areas of Owo, Akure North, Akure South, Ose, Akoko South-West and Idanre.

He said Owo recorded the highest number of cases with 68; followed by Akure North with 13; Akure South, 11; Ose, 9; Akoko South-West, five; and Idanre,one.

"Between January 1 and January 23, we have had 268 suspected cases of Lassa Fever, 106 confirmed cases and unfortunately eight deaths," Mr Faduyile said.

He noted that the prevalent period of...