Saturday, January 16, 2016

In the first place instance of Lassa fever recorded in Lagos

The primary instance of Lassa fever has been recorded in Lagos state. Pastor of Healt!h, Isaac Adewole, who made this known, said the patient is a 25 year old understudy of the Ahmadu Bello University who went from Zaria. He said the patient has now been disconnected at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit of the healing center. Ribavirin is additionally accessible.

He solicited that inhabitants from the state must not freeze as government is attempting to stop the spread of the ailment.

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr. Olufemi Fasanmade said:

"Regulation territory being conceived, ribavirin accessible. We will utilize theater in A&E as confinement ward. No compelling reason to freeze. However, confine development to A&E if a bit much. Our prepared staff on ground."

Lassa fever is transmitted by contaminated rodents.