Lagosians beware! The first case of Lassa fever has been recorded in Lagos state. the Minister
of Health, Isaac Adewole, made this known.
According to him, the first Lagos victim is a
25 year old student of the Ahmadu Bello University who traveled from
Zaria to Lagos some days ago. He said the patient has now been isolated at the Accident and
Emergency (A&E) unit of the hospital.
He asked that residents of the state must not panic as government is working to stop the spread of the 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. But limit
movement to A&E if not necessary. Our trained staff on ground.”
Lassa fever is transmitted by infected rodents.