The Lagos State Government says it is monitoring sixty-three people who had contacts with the Lassa Fever patient in the State.
The Government had earlier announced a case of lassa fever in Lagos, with the victim currently in isolation place at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
At a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja, the Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi said the patient was a student who came in from Ebonyi State and that his destination was the Lagos Law School.
Professor Abayomi said the patient fell ill and was being treated for common ailments, specially malaria, but when he was still unwell, the authorities decided to test for lassa fever which was positive.
Prof. Abayomi announced that the Lagos State Government had begun contact tracing and 63 contacts had so far been established and were being monitored to see if they would develop Lassa Fever symptom.
He reminded residents of the need to maintain a high level of personal hygiene and advised health workers to always observe universal safety precautions in dealing with patients, while hospital mattresses must be covered with plastic sheets to prevent contamination.