[BREAKING] Lassa fever: Lagos puts 63 under surveillance
The commissioner disclosed this toPUNCH HealthWiseat Alausa, Ikeja.“We have identified 63 of the persons he may have been in contact with since his arrival from Ebonyi State into Lagos, Lagos Law School, the Nigeria Air Force Clinic and LUTH.READ ALSO:
“They are being monitored. If they develop any symptom of Lassa fever, we will pick them up early and isolate them so that we can break the cycle of transmission,” the commissioner said.Explaining how the index case was identified, Abayomi said the young man, who had been unwell,
came in from Ebonyi State.“His destination was the Lagos Law School where he was quickly attended to at the clinic but was not getting well after being treated for malaria.“He was then referred to the Nigeria Air Force Clinic, Onikan, where he was managed further and was referred to LUTH when there was no improvement,” Abayomi added.
The commissioner noted that the patient was suspected to have Lassa fever based on his point of origin and his non-response to standard treatment for malaria and typhoid fever.“The test was confirmed as positive on February 17, 2020, and he was immediately transferred to the isolation containment facility in LUTH,” he said.
So far, Lassa fever has spread to 26 states, with 472 cases and 72 deaths.Abayomi assured Lagos residents that there was no cause for alarm.“We hope that with our proactive approach, we will stop the spread from person to person and limit this index case as tightly as possible.”
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BREAKING: Lagos identifies index Lassa fever case as Law student from EbonyiVery critical for the media to get and disseminate accurate information with cases like this... Hopefully Lagos State ministry of health will act swiftly to contain it.
Lagos records first Lassa fever caseThe Lagos state Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement early Wednesday, confirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
Lagos records first Lassa fever caseGod take control The Romeo. Walai, eleribu ni awon eku yen sha. I suspect those migrated rats/rodents from Kaduna, Kano, Katsina etc... Na dem... At last, dem later grip Lasgidi for the matter! Very bad!
JUST IN: Lagos records first Lassa fever case - The Nation NewspaperThe Lagos state Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement early Wednesday, confirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
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