Saturday, January 16, 2016
IT NOW IN LAGOS!!! LASSA FEVER
Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has revealed that the deadly dreaded Lassa fever disease has been recorded in Lagos State.
According to him, the first patient is a student
of Ahmadu Bello University who traveled from Zaria to Lagos. He said the 25 year old patient has now been isolated at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit of the hospital.
He further appeal to the resident of the state not to panic as government is working hard to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr. Olufemi Fasanmade said:
“Containment area being devised, ribavirin available. We will use theatre in A&E as isolation ward. No need to panic.” Lassa fever is transmitted by infected rodents.