Saturday 16 January 2016

Lassa Fever Confirmed In Lagos, As Man Is Quarantined

One case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Lagos. The case, which was diagnosed at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, involves a 25-year-old student from the Ahmadu Bello University.

The patient is said to have been admitted first at a private hospital in Ojokoro area of Lagos State before he was transferred to LUTH.

According to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, the patient is responding to treatment. 

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr. Olufemi Fasanmade, also disclosed that the patient has been isolated at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit of the hospital. Fasanmade said, “containment area being devised, ribavirin available. 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.”