Lassa fever hits Lagos


A case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Lagos.

The  victim ,identified as a 25-year-old student from the Ahmadu Bello University case,  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.

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

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

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


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