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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Another Doctor Tests Positive To Lassa Fever In LUTH



Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Prof Chris Bode said, revealed yesterday, that another doctor had tested positive to Lassa fever.


The new patient is among the doctors under surveillance, who had close contact with the index, and she has already commenced treatment and is expected to recover fully very soon.

“Psychological and other supports have also been provided and her family contacts are closely monitored,” the CMD said.

He continued:

“There is a fully equipped response squad available round the clock to assess and take over the management of any suspected cases in LUTH. Various meetings have been held with doctors and other members of staff to reinforce these messages. Trainings have also been conducted and are ongoing for staff at the forefront of patients’ care. Both the Federal Ministry of Health and the Lagos State Ministry of Health have supported LUTH with the provision of more drugs and Personal Protective Equipment, follow

up services and decontamination. Free hand sanitizers have been deployed to various wards.
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