The Oyo state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has announced that two of its members have died from Lassa fever. Ayotunde Fasunla, state chairman of the NMA, confirmed the deaths of the two doctors on Thursday. The organization has urged its members to take all febrile illnesses seriously, adding that they also ask that members remain vigilant and cautious at all times. The statement read; “The NMA announces, with deepest regret and sorrow, the demise of two of her members from Lassa Fever. “The tragic deaths occurred within a space of 72 hours. It is indeed a sad week, and our eyes are still soaked in tears. “While we thought that COVID-19 had done its worst, we are now dealing with another onslaught of a Lassa fever outbreak. “Furthermore, we are worried about other health workers who have had contact with the diseased unknowingly. We have advised them to quarantine and report if they develop any symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever.