Lagos - Lagos State has recorded its first confirmed case of
the dreaded Lassa fever.
The case was confirmed at the Lagos University Teaching
Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, and is said to involve a 25-year-old student
from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The patient is said to have been admitted first at a private
hospital in Ojokoro area of Lagos State before being transferred to LUTH on Friday.
According to the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee
(CMAC), Dr. Olufemi Fasanmade, the patient is isolated at the Accident and
Emergency (A&E) unit of the hospital.
Also read: Lassa Fever: 3 dead, 200 under observation in Rivers State
“Containment are being devised. We will use theatre in
A&E as isolation ward. No need to panic. But limit movement to A&E if
not necessary. Our trained staff on ground.”
Lassa fever has currently claimed 43 deaths and there have
been cases of the disease in 10 states in Nigeria. Many people have been
quarantined since the outbreak.For
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