4 Lagos Residents Undergo Lassa Fever Test, 3 Declared Negative

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The Lagos State Ministry of Health has reported not less
than four suspected cases of Lassa fever in the state, three of which have
tested negative to the disease and one confirmed primary contact quarantined.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who confirmed
the suspected cases  in Lagos in a
statement made available to Tribune Online, said that three of the four
suspected cases were reported by the Mainland Hospital and General Hospital in
Mushin and that further laboratory tests released on Tuesday had ascertained
all three suspects negative of Lassa virus, the cause of Lassa fever, while the
quarantined suspect is a primary contact of the confirmed case in Rivers State
who lives in Lagos.
At present Lassa
fever has claimed 41 lives from 93 reported cases in 10 states.

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