The worries concerning the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria has hit Lagos following the shocking confirmation of an infected patient today, 16th of January.
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos has confirmed the first case of Lassa fever in Lagos State. According to the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr. Olufemi Fasanmade, the patient is 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.”