Lassa Fever: Three Health Workers In LUTH Test Positive


Three health workers from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) who had contact with a pregnant woman who died of Lassa Fever at the hospital have tested positive for the disease.

LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, confirmed this at a joint briefing by the hospital’s management and officials  from the state Ministry of Health on Monday.

Prof Bode also said a patient who died of the disease at the hospital was a sickle cell patient who had come from a neighbouring state on August 5.

“Three of the persons who have symptoms are receiving treatment at the Isolation Ward. They are being cared for by a group of professionals, volunteer doctors, epidemiologists, microbiologists, emotional caregivers and cleaners round-the-clock.

“And I want to assure the concerned public that they are responding well to treatment. This current outbreak is effectively being monitored. Those that are being monitored have been given thermometers to check their temperature. So, let us douse the panic.”


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