Abuja - The Lagos State Government has confirmed its first death due to Lassa fever in the state, Vanguard has reported.
Jide Idris, the Commissioner of Health, made the announcement in Lagos, confirming that the deceased would be buried today.
According to Idris, 14 suspected cases of Lassa fever have been recorded in the state since January 21, with 438 contacts currently being monitored for the disease.
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While giving an update on the outbreak in the state, Idris revealed that three cases had been confirmed, while eight patients tested negative and the results of the remaining three are still being awaited.
The State Health Ministry has since established an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in order to deal with cases.
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