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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Lassa fever: Lagos records second death

Idris noted that the health ministry had begun tracing 90 persons that may have had contact with the latest victim. He stated, “The lady had received care in one private hospital and three churches before she was referred to Ijede General Hospital with fever. She died few hours of admission. We confirmed that she died of Lassa fever on Tuesday. “The remains of the patient have been kept in the morgue in leak proof body bag. She is to be buried after due consultation with her family. So far, Lagos State has recorded 20 suspected cases of Lassa fever since the outbreak of the disease. “As of now, 14 suspected cases tested negative, while four cases were confirmed positive of Lassa fever. The results of two suspected cases are pending. The ministry has listed 537 contacts of the confirmed cases and 534 of the contacts are currently being monitored.” A 51- year- old man had died of Lassa fever at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba, Lagos last week. He had also travelled to Edo in December.
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