Lassa Fever: Death Toll Now 2 In Lagos

lassa feverThe number of deaths from Lassa Fever outbreak in Lagos State has risen to two.

The latest being a 27-year old lady who was said to have travelled to Edo State in December 2015 and returned to Lagos on January 2.

According to a statement from Lagos State Ministry of Health, “the lady became ill on January 14 and received care in one private hospital and three churches before she was referred on January 23 to Ijede General Hospital with fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and body weakness. The patient died within a few hours of admission”.

Lagos State has recorded 20 suspected cases of Lassa Fever as at January 26, 2016, since the outbreak of the disease in the nation.

The statement further read that 14 suspected cases tested negative, four suspected cases were confirmed positive of Lasssa Fever, while the results of two suspected cases were pending.

The Ministry has line-listed 537 contacts of the confirmed cases with 99 per cent of the contacts currently being monitored.


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