Lagos State Records First Lassa Fever Death

 

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The Lagos State government powers have affirmed the passing of one of the three instances of Lassa Fever in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris the dead casualty was relied upon to be covered later on Friday, and that the State has recorded 14 associated cases with Lassa Fever as at January 21. “Three of the associated cases were affirmed positive with Lasssa Fever. One case was affirmed on January 15 and two cases were affirmed on January 18. Eight suspected cases tried negative, while we are anticipating results for the staying three suspected cases.” He likewise revealed that the Ministry has shortlisted 447 contacts of the affirmed cases and 438 (98 for every penny) of the contacts who are as of now being checked. The late casualty is a 51-year-old man who lived in Ilasan, Lekki and came back from Edo where he went to a wedding service on December 28, a year ago. He was at first conceded at Divine Medical Center in Ikoyi on January 12, 2016 and alluded to Mainland Hospital Yaba early January 18, 2016 and later kicked the bucket at 2pm same day before the aftereffect of the lab test that affirmed him certain of Lassa Fever was gotten.

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