First Case of Lassa Fever Diagonsied in Lagos state


lassa-feverA 25-year-old student from the Ahmadu Bello University was diagnosed with Lassa Fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.
The patient, who first has been admitted at a private hospital in Ojokoro area of Lagos State, is responding to treatment, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, claimed.

At least 43 people died of Lassa Fever in 10 states, after the death of a Lassa Fever victim at the National Hospital in Abuja.

The minister of health on Wednesday called on health workers at all levels to be more vigilant and look out for patients with symptoms of Lassa Fever.

The minister also said the ministry is working on a potential vaccine to be used to prevent the virus.

Yesterday, the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, old GRA, Port Harcourt was in panic over the death of a doctor in the emergency unit of the hospital as he was suspected to have contacted the dreaded Lassa Fever disease virus.

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