Lassa Fever: Another LUTH Doctor Tests Positive
The Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Hospital, LUTH Prof. Chris Bode has confirmed a fresh case of Lassa fever.
He said a doctor working at LUTH has tested positive to the ailment, adding that he had contact with the first index.
Early this week three of the doctors that were infected by the fever virus after having contact with the two dead patients were discharged by LUTH.
According to Bode, the new case was among those under surveillance but was tested positive on Friday after she had shown symptoms of the fever.
“The 70 of the contacts being followed up have also been let off, having completed their period of observation,” he said.
He said that the infected doctors had since been admitted and is under serious treatment at present.
“Psychological and other supports have also been provided and her family contacts are closely monitored.”
The CMD stated that the hospital would handle the situation professionally and that the family of the doctor had been put under surveillance to ensure that the contagious virus does not spread.
“The Federal and Lagos State Governments have provided enough drugs and over 400 workers in LUTH had been trained on how to handle this case,” Bode said.
“Overall, the disease is gradually tapering off, but we must remain vigilant while ongoing efforts are maintained to control the disease.