Lagos state has recorded its first instance of Lassa fever since the episode of the infection in the nation.
Lassa fever, a hemorrhagic fever, brought about by the Lassa infection, is at present seething in more than 19 states in the nation.
The Lagos state official for wellbeing Professor Akin Abayomi, in an announcement sent to columnists on Wednesday, February 19 affirmed that the patient is at present in disconnection at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
He approached occupants (concerning the lassa fever update which is the first lassa fever ailment record in Lagos state) to be quiet and not freeze, taking note of that the circumstance is leveled out while guaranteeing that the state government, in a joint effort with administrative specialists, will do everything conceivable to control the spread of the infection in the state.
He focused on the requirement for individuals from people in general to guarantee and keep up satisfactory individual cleanliness and natural sanitation consistently as a major aspect of counteraction and control measures against the spread of the malady in the state.
Prior in the year, the Lagos state government prepared 342 clinical faculty as first-level crisis responders for transmittable ailments in the 20 nearby governments and 37 neighborhood board advancement regions of the state.
This was unveiled by the chief general, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu.
The preparation was a segment of synergistic endeavors with the government specialists to contain the spread and probability of section into Nigeria of transferable illnesses, for example, coronavirus, Lassa fever and others.
As indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the rat populace is the explanation behind the nearness of Lassa fever in some West African nations like Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
A clinical administrator, Dr Abayomi Ogunbekun, as of late said everything ought to be done to guarantee Lagos doesn’t encounter an episode.