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BREAKING: Lagos Records First Case Of Lassa Fever In 2020

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Lagos State has recorded a case of Lassa fever.

The State Commissioner for Well being, Akin Abayomi, confirmed this in an announcement on Wednesday.

He stated the affected person is at present in isolation on the Lagos College Instructing Hospital (LUTH).

Abayomi nevertheless assured that the scenario is below management and referred to as on Lagos residents to be calm and never panic. He added that the State authorities in lively collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Well being and the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) is doing the whole lot doable to regulate the unfold of the illness in Lagos State.

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The Commissioner stated it is vital for members of the general public to make sure and keep enough private hygiene and environmental sanitation always as a part of prevention and management measures towards the unfold of the illness within the State.

Lassa Fever has been reported in 2020 to be raging in over 27 states with over 470 circumstances confirmed and 70 deaths recorded throughout Nigeria.

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