Lassa Fever Hits Lagos

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By: Onimisi-Momoh


The 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.

It should be noted that the deadly fever has previously been recorded in over 19 states in the country.

Abayomi however admonished Lagos residents to stay calm and not panic as the victim was under intense care

According to news source Thenationonline.net , he disclosed that the Lagos state government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, will do everything possible to control the spread of the disease in the state.

He said, “The Ministry of Health through Epidemiology, Biosecurity and Global Health Directorate is currently carrying out ‘contact tracing’ to determine those who may have been infected in line with international standards while we beef up our other surveillance strategies.”

The Commissioner stressed the need to maintain adequate personal hygiene and environmental sanitation at all times as part of preventive measures against the disease.

He further admonished Lagosians to store house-hold refuse in sanitary refuse bags or dust bins with tight-fitting covers to avoid infestation by rats and rodents.

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