SHOCKING: Lassa Fever Hits Lagos, As Man Is Quarantined In LUTH

Published On: January 15, 2016, 11:27 pm
Author:
Victor A. Ofoma
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The dreaded Lassa Fever that has killed over 40 people in the country has hit Lagos, with the patient being currently quarantined at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
The patient, who has been confirmed Lassa positive, is now at the Accident and Emergency unit of LUTH where he is being isolated.

The name of the Lassa patient is Ahmed Fasasi, a 25-year old male and was brought in to LUTH Frriday evening.

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris confirmed it to P.M.NEWS on phone a few minutes ago, saying that the patient is from the Ahmadu Bello Univeristy, ABU, Zaria, Kaduna State.

Idris said government would issue a release Saturday and begin tracing the people the patient has had contact with.

The patient is said to have just arrived from the north. He has already been isolated, as containment area is being devised, with ribavirin available, according to Chief Medical Director, Accident and Emergency of LUTH.

The theatre at the Accident and Emergency Unit is to be used as isolation ward, while the teaching hospital said there is no need to panic as movement has been restricted to the Accident and Emergency Unit.

Management of LUTH said the hospital had trained staff on ground to tackle Lassa outbreak, promising to provide more information later.


-- winace (f) at 15-01-2016 11:45PM
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We know it will come from d north where it started from. Too much disease in dat part of d country. If dis lassa was first discovered in Lagos, it would have been whip out since d very week it started. I still don't know if we have health minister.
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-- gogoman (m) at 16-01-2016 12:55AM
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BEFORE NKO!!
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-- akinmanchy (m) at 16-01-2016 02:02AM
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As if the havoc wen ebola wreck no do, here comes lassa. Me just tire for all these diseases wen dey originate from Africa and dem horrible names

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-- waffibabe (f) at 16-01-2016 05:02AM
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Instead of all this fake pastors prophesying good things they prophetising evil things. Adeboye said a new desesae will be discover in 2016. I think he is happy inside his private jet hearing of this Lassa fever
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-- okuboye (m) at 16-01-2016 07:09AM
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I'm  thinking of buying cats to scare rat from my house
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-- zezprincess (f) at 16-01-2016 07:28AM
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Ooh,Nigeria!!!,where is their health minister self?ok,I better say na from that side the nassa abi lassa fever start,abeg river state,make una find planks block every bondaries between una&this people,north,osun,ondo,cos me no wan hear say them get am for rivers&i come reach Enugu to Onitsha,Anyway trust anambrarians,we don already buy cats full our house,no nonsense.
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-- kp45 (m) at 16-01-2016 07:39AM
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Make una hold am there
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-- DAMILARE100 (m) at 16-01-2016 11:05AM
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May God showers His protections on this Nation. We cannot do it all alone.
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-- DAMILARE100 (m) at 16-01-2016 11:53AM
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Quote from: joy mike on 16-01-2016 05:02AM
Instead of all this fake pastors prophesying good things they prophetising evil things. Adeboye said a new desesae will be discover in 2016. I think he is happy inside his private jet hearing of this Lassa fever

..... He reveals what he sees, he cannot fabricate good news if he doesn't get one.
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-- Oworen25 (m) at 16-01-2016 04:05PM
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Ah this one were rats full our area I dey fear oh make e no hit my street please let the government do something about it
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-- AmazingMarie (f) at 17-01-2016 07:37PM
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I trust God will help us curtail this outbreak and soon it will be a thing of the past.
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