Lassa fever hits Lagos


A case of Lassa fever has been recorded in Lagos, the 25 years old patient, who is a student of Ahmadu Bello University was diagnosed with the ailment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.

The patient  was first admitted  at a private hospital in Ojokoro area of Lagos State before he was transferred to LUTH.

The Health  Minister,  Isaac Adewole said the patient was  responding to treatment.

The minister confirmed 40 deaths from a Lassa fever outbreak in parts of the country last week.

The death toll increased by the death of a patient  at the National Hospital, Abuja during the week.

This post has been seen 496 times.

About Temitope Felicia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Check Also

If you want to stay healthy, take 80% alkaline and only 20% acidic food

Mrs Priscilla Orji, a nutritionist, says people should take 80 per cent of food that has alkaline and 20 per cent of food with acidic content. Orji told newsmen on Monday in Jos that fruits and vegetables were alkaline in ...

Don’t pay a dime, meningitis vaccination is free – FG

The Federal Government on Friday said vaccination for meningitis is free throughout the country and asked Nigerians not to pay for it.  The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said this in a statement made ...