Lagos - The Lagos State Government has disclosed that there is no new case of Lassa fever in the state, Vanguard reports.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris who made the disclosure urged residents to remain calm over the outbreak of Lassa fever as the state government is working hard to curtail the spread of the virus in the state.
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He said that the index case, a 25-year-old male undergraduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, is presently responding to treatment at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit of the hospital.
Idris explained that the patient was reported to have fallen ill after he arrived Lagos and was taken to Ahmadiyyah Hospital, Ojokoro on January 9, 2016 with complaint of fever, sore throats and difficulty in swallowing.
He was later taken to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where he is currently been isolated for treatment.
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- News 24