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.”

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