The Lagos State authorities has positioned 63 individuals underneath surveillance over fears that they could have been contaminated by a Lassa Fever affected person.
The Commissioner for Well being within the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Wednesday in an announcement issued by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Well being, Tunbosun Ogunbamwo.
This comes a day after the state recorded its first case of the virus, making the affected person to be remoted, receiving therapy on the Lagos College Instructing Hospital (LUTH).
“We now have one case of Lassa in Lagos, the affected person is in isolation and receiving enough care, 63 individuals which will have been involved with the affected person and who might have been contaminated by means of being involved with him have been recognized and are being monitored.
“In the event that they develop any of the signs, we’ll decide them up early, check and isolate them in order that we break the circle of transmission,” he stated.
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Talking additional the Commissioner famous that a male scholar from Ebonyi State got here to the Nigeria Regulation Faculty within the state and introduced himself on the clinic of the Faculty when he fell ailing.
Abayomi stated the sufferer was transferred to the Nigerian Air Drive Clinic, Onikan when he failed to reply to therapy earlier than being moved to LUTH.
“His destination was the Lagos Law School where he was quickly attended to at the clinic but was not getting well after being treated for malaria,” he stated.
“He was then referred to the Nigerian Air Drive Clinic, Onikan, the place he was managed additional and was referred to LUTH when there was no enchancment.
“The check was confirmed as optimistic on February 17, 2020, and he was instantly transferred to the isolation containment facility in LUTH.”