Lassa fever: Patient responding to treatment – LUTH spokesman

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital
(LUTH) in Idi-Araba, Lagos has said that the patient that contacted
Lassa fever disease was responding to treatment at its isolation
ward.
Mr Kelechi Otuneme, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of LUTH
told the news Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.
Otuneme said that the hospital’s medical personnel and health
workers had been working together to ensure that the patient was
well and healthy.
”The management had to lodge the health workers within the
LUTH premises for safety and fast treatment for the patient,” he
said.
NAN reports that the first case of Lassa fever was diagnosed at
LUTH on Jan. 15 on a 25-year-old student of the Ahmadu Bello
University, (ABU) in Zaria, Kaduna State, (names withheld).
He had contacted the virus before he came to visit his parents at
Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos State.
He was admitted in a private hospital at Ifako-Ijaiye on Jan. 9 and
was transferred to LUTH on Jan.15 on an account of developing
symptoms of fever, sore throat and body ache.
Medical personnel in LUTH ran a blood test on him which
confirmed that he had contacted the Lassa fever virus.(NAN)

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