The LUTH management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) says there is no cause for panic over the recent Lassa fever outbreak in the state, after multiple reports confirmed that two people died from the disease and three health workers have tested positive at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
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.
According to the Chief Medical Director, the three patients who tested positive are responding to treatment but never came down with symptoms.
“Three of the persons who had symptoms have been admitted to the Isolation Ward and are receiving treatment at the Isolation Ward. They are being cared for by a group of professionals, volunteer doctors, epidemiologists, microbiologists, emotional care givers and cleaners all round the clock.
And I want to assure the concerned public that they are responding well to treatment. This current outbreak is effectively being traced on the field. Those that are being monitored have been given a thermometer to check their temperature. Let us douse the panic.” He said
He further urged Lagosians to keep their surroundings clean and their houses