Lagos State records first case of Lassa fever

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Lagos has recorded a case of the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever which has been  raging in over 19 States in the country.

The Commissioner for Health Professor Akin Abayomi who confirmed that the lone patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, and called on residents to be calm as the State government in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is doing everything possible, including contact tracing to control the spread of the disease in Lagos State.

The Commissioner also advised Lagos residents to store house-hold refuse in sanitary refuse bags or dust bins with tight-fitting covers to avoid infestation by rats and rodents; dispose refuse properly at designated dump sites and not into the drainage system and to store food items in rodent-proof containers. 




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