The dreaded Lassa fever disease has been recorded in Lagos state, Minister of Healt!h, Isaac Adewole, has revealed.
According to the minister the patient is a 25 year old student of the Ahmadu Bello University who traveled from Zaria to Lagos. He said the patient has now been isolated at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit of the hospital. Ribavirin is also available.
He asked that residents of the state must not panic as government is working to stop the spread of the disease.
The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr. Olufemi Fasanmade said:
“Containment area being devised, ribavirin available. We will use theatre in A&E as isolation ward. No need to panic.” Lassa fever is transmitted by infected rodents.