Lassa Fever: LUTH Confirms First Case

 Lassa Fever: LUTH Confirms First Case

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in the hospital which has been reported to be raging in over 19 states in the country.

The State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, stated that the situation is under control and also called on residents to be calm and not panic.

He assured the residents that state government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, was doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease in the state.

Confirming this, the Chairman, LUTH Medical Advisory Committee, CMAC, Professor Wasiu Adeyemo said the hospital was on top of the situation.

Adeyemo confirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and is responding to treatment.

He added that adequate arrangement  had been put in place to protect the staff and other patients in the hospital

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