LASSA FEVER: Fear Grips Residents As One Confirmed Dead In Lagos

Published 3 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
at 11:12 PM, 22/01/2016 (3 years ago)

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There was palpable tension in Lagos on Friday as the state government confirmed two more cases of Lassa fever in the state, with one of the victims already dead.

This has brought the number of Lassa fever cases in the state to three, including the index case at Ahmaddiya Hospital in Ojokoro part of the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, Friday said the index case was responding to treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The second victim, he said, is a 36-year-old lady, an indigene of Kogi State, who was first discovered at Naval Reference Hospital, Ojo on January 18, before she was referred to Mainland Hospital the same day, and has since been receiving antiviral medication.

According to him, the third person died because his case was presented late.

He is said to be a 51-year-old resident of Ilasan Leki and indigene of Edo State.

He was initially admitted at Divine Medical Centre in Ikoyi on January 12, this year, but died at 2 pm the same day before the result of the laboratory test that confirmed him positive was received.

His corpse has been kept in the morgue in a leak proof body bag.

“The three confirmed cases are not related in terms of source of infections,” he stated.

The Commissioner said his ministry had requested for more Ribavirin injection and tablets, personal protective equipments (PPEs) and other items from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Abuja.

The Commissioner for Environment, Hon Samuel Adejare, said open defecation and dirty environment should be avoided in order to rid the environment of rodents.

He said: “Cultural change is expected at this point in time. People should learn to live more responsibly.

“The state, through the Ministry of Environment, will step up its game of environmental laws through the police and Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) Brigade.”

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akinmanchy at 11:20 PM, 22/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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May the soul of the dead man RIP and I pray the other two recovers. The fear of Lassa.......

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zezprincess at 11:52 PM, 22/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Abeg make we dey reportt the case of lassa fever on time since I get cure,RIP to the dead.
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gogoman at 11:56 PM, 22/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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na wa ooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo
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Powerfulify at 12:03 AM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Another ebola or what?
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Oworen25 at 04:22 AM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Please my God protect from this distruction and terrible thing call lassa fever
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Zadok1 at 05:11 AM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Squeez and drink fresh paw-paw leaf juice it will cure you within 2 day you are free.
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winace at 05:53 AM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Hmmmmmm na wa o. May his soul rest in peace.
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sweetypweety at 07:46 AM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Oh God save us from all dis  diseases dat keep threatening us
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kp45 at 07:56 AM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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God help us all
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Trueyarn at 08:35 AM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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R.I.P man. abeg make them take this lassa fever rubbish serious b4 he come be like Ebola matter.
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Ennyolalekan at 08:59 AM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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RIP
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SOGaiya at 03:37 PM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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Rest in P
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AmazingMarie at 04:37 PM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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God will protect us.  that was how he protected us in the time of Ebola. let us fear not.
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Novic at 09:01 PM, 23/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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May the soul of the dead man RIP
and I pray the other two recovers.
The fear of Lassa
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DAMILARE100 at 10:19 AM, 24/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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May God bless this nation, we have enough issues to battle with. There shouldn't be this kind of fever
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DAMILARE100 at 10:19 AM, 24/01/2016 (3 years ago)
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May God bless this nation, we have enough issues to battle with. There shouldn't be this kind of fever
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