Breaking: Lassa fever spreads to Lagos

*Case isolated at LUTH

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Lagos has recorded a case of Lassa fever currently raging in 19 other States in the country.
Announcing the development on Wednesday morning, the State Commissioner for Health Prof, Akin Abayomi confirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

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Abayomi who assured that the situation is under control called for calm among the residents, said there was no cause for panic as the State government in active collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, is doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease in Lagos State.

Meanwhile, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital , LUTH has confirmed a case of lassa fever in the hospital even as it explained that the patient was responding to treatment.

According to the Chairman, LUTH Medical Advisory Committee, CMAC, Professor Wasiu Adeyemo said the hospital was on top of the situation.

“We are on top of it. We had a plan before we saw this case. We have already prepared our frontline staff.  We informed Lagos State after we made the diagnosis.

“We have isolated the patient and commenced treatment and the  patient is doing well.”

He added that adequate arrangement  had been put in place to protect the staff and other patients in the hospital. Our staff are protected,” he maintained.

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