Lassa Fever: Lagos State Identifies Victim In LASUTH

Lassa fever

The Lagos Ministry of Health has identified the state’s index Lassa fever patient as an indigene of Ebonyi who arrived at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos over the weekend.

The state health ministry’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tunbosun Ogunbamwo, confirmed this on Wednesday.

Mr, Tunbosun said the state was confident that the outbreak would be “comfortably contained.”

The director also said that the index patient is from Ebonyi State, without disclosing further details.

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The health commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had earlier referred to the patient as a “he,” suggesting he is male.

Speaking, Mr Tunbosun said: “The patient came in over the weekend for a programme in Lagos shortly before he was diagnosed.”