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According to reports, there is no new case of Lassa fever in Lagos State after the index case recorded at the Ahmadiyyah Hospital in the Ojokoro area.

The first case in the state was a 25-year-old student of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.

A source at the state Ministry of Health told Vanguard that no other case had been registered in the state.

“As I speak, there is no fresh case of Lassa in Lagos, the only index case is responding to treatment under stable condition and contacts are all under strict surveillance while facilities; and isolation centres have been prepared to manage suspected and confirmed cases,” the source said.

Lagos is one of several states where cases of Lassa Fever have been recorded and so far 40 Nigerians have died of the disease.

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