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Kogi Lassa fever patient dies, diarrhoea kills three in Kebbi

A woman in Kogi State, Miss Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed to have contracted Lassa fever, is dead. A brother to the deceased, Mr. Asipita Jimoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja, the state capital, that Aisha, 18, died in the early hours of Monday at the Irrua General Hospital in Edo State, where she was rushed to. ...

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Lassa fever: LUTH discharges patients, delists 70 under surveillance

Two doctors infected with Lassa fever and receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, have been discharged. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, who disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday, also confirmed that the first doctor to have had contact with the index patient had been discharged since Sunday. He noted that all three patients have been ...

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Lassa fever: Scientists to map rats in affected states

Scientists at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, are set to map the movement of  the Multimammate rat, the vector that causes Lassa fever, in states where the infection has occurred. Over  six states, including Lagos, Yobe, Plateau,Edo and Ogun, were affected in the ongoing outbreak of the disease. The NIMR DG, Prof. Babatunde Salako, who spoke to our ...

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Lassa Fever – High Alert As Ogun Confirms 1 Case

Surveillance officers and health workers in Lagos and Ogun States have been placed on high alert, even as Ogun State confirmed 1 case of Lassa fever and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, assured that confirmed cases in the institution are responding to treatment. Confirming the Ogun case, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaiye said the patient, a ...

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Lagos may be declared Lassa fever-free tomorrow

•Agege council enlightens residents on disease If the second test on two patients admitted for the dreaded Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba comes out negative, the state may be certified free of the disease tomorrow. The facility’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, told The Guardian yesterday that the earlier infected duo tested negative to ...

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‘106 deaths, 651 Lassa fever cases recorded in 18 states’

Patients in stable condition as experts recommend optimal hygiene, zero-tolerance to rats The Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode, has said that besides the three persons under surveillance that tested positive to Lassa fever, the 150 persons currently under surveillance, and two others confirmed dead on Tuesday, the virus is “now under check.” Bode, ...

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Lassa fever: NMA urges more public enlightenment, hygiene

As Lassa fever outbreak resurfaced in Lagos State, the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has called for more public enlightenment and personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease. A factional Chairman of NMA, Dr. Olubunmi Omojowolo, made the call in an interview with theNews Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. Omojowolo was reacting to the death ...

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Lassa Fever: LUTH increases surveillance

Activities at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, appeared normal in spite of the two recorded deaths and over 100 people under surveillance for Lassa Fever. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who visited the hospital report that from the gate, people were seen entering the institution unperturbed. Patients were also being attended to by doctors and nurses ...

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Panic as LUTH confirms Lassa fever outbreak in Lagos

• Resident doctor infected, isolated in hospital’s ward  There is the fear of an outbreak of Lassa fever in the country as the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) yesterday confirmed that two patients treated have died within a few days of admission in the past one week. The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, told journalists that ...

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Plateau govt places all FGGC staff, students on surveillance after outbreak

Following the death of a student of the Federal Government Girls’ College,  Lantang, Plateau State, the government has placed all the academic and non-academic staff of the institution on surveillance. The deceased, Faith Bako, had tested positive to Lassa Fever following a fresh outbreak of the disease in the institution. Four students had been tested but the results of three of them were positive ...

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