4 Lagos Residents Undergo Lassa Fever Test, 3 Declared Negative


The Lagos State Ministry of Health has reported not less than four suspected cases of Lassa fever in the state, three of which have tested negative to the disease and one confirmed primary contact quarantined.


The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who confirmed the suspected cases  in Lagos in a statement made available to Tribune Online, said that three of the four suspected cases were reported by the Mainland Hospital and General Hospital in Mushin and that further laboratory tests released on Tuesday had ascertained all three suspects negative of Lassa virus, the cause of Lassa fever, while the quarantined suspect is a primary contact of the confirmed case in Rivers State who lives in Lagos.

At present Lassa fever has claimed 41 lives from 93 reported cases in 10 states.

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