Thursday, 28 January 2016

Lagos Confirms 2 dead, Places 534 Others Under Surveillance

Please what is Governor Ambode doing about this Lassa Fever scourge?


The deadly Lassa Fever has claimed another victim in Lagos, making it two people who have died of the disease while 534 people who have contacts with Lassa Fever patients have been placed under surveillance.



The Lagos State Government says the number of people who have tested positive to he disease are now four, out of which two have died, while the results of three more suspects were being awaited.


At a news conference on Wednesday, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris said it was doing everything possible to defeat the deadly Lassa fever like it did during the outbreak of Ebola virus, just as it urged residents of the state to be on red alert by embracing personal and environmental hygiene.


He advised residents to block all holes in their homes through which rats could gain entrance, and also refrain from eating rat meat as well as any food already contaminated with urine, saliva and faeces of infected rat.
Idris said so far, the state has recorded 20 suspected cases, out of which 14 tested negative, while 4 cases were confirmed positive.


He said three results were still being awaited, while 537 contacts have so far been listed, out of which 534 were currently being monitored.
The commissioner said that the last confirmed case was a 27-year-old lady who travelled to Edo state on December 24, 2015 and returned to Lagos on January 2, 2016.

He said the lady, who reportedly travelled for burial of her relative, became ill on January 14, 2016 and received care in one private hospital and three churches before she was referred on January 23, 2016 to Ijede General Hospital with fever, vomiting, diarrhea and body weakness.
Idris said that the patient eventually died within few hours of admission, while the case was confirmed as Lassa fever on January 26, 2016.


The remains of the diseased, according to Idris, has been kept in the morgue in leak proof body bag, while she would be buried after due consultation with her family.
Out of that case alone, the Commissioner said 90 persons had so far been listed as contacts as at January 26, 2016, while contact 
Tracing is currently on-going.


“Members of the public are being sensitized to note that Lassa fever can be contacted through: ingestion of foods and drinks contaminated by the saliva, urine and faeces of infected rats; catching and preparing infected rats as food; inhaling tiny particles in the air contaminated with infected rat urine or droppings, and direct contact with a sick person’s blood or body fluids, through mucous membranes like eyes, nose or mouth,”
he said.

While assuring that Lagos State under the leadership of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode would continue to provide quality, affordable and accessible healthcare to the people towards achieving universal healthcare to all, the Commissioner assured that the government would overcome Lassa fever just as it defeated Ebola virus disease.

He urged residents to maintain basic environmental sanitation, including proper disposal of refuse and avoiding open defecation. He further asked the residents to embrace regular hand washing with soap and water,and maintain high level of personal hygiene as well as adequate nutrition.

culled:pmnews



32 comments:

xxxTrinityxxx said...

Pls they should keep those infected people away from the rest of us. People should stop drinking garri and stop being dirty. Poverty is no excuse for dirtiness

BLOGBRITY said...

Lass isn't in Lagos alone.. What are other Governors Doing

CHI EXOTIC CHI EXOTIC said...

Waiting on Saturday to kill y'all deadly rats.
Its gonna be bloody

Empress CHO said...

The very lukewarm approach towards the lassa fever scourge should bother us all. Nigeria is a hygiene challenged environment with lots of poor uneducated people.........the information is just not enough. I wish the vigour used in tackling Ebola can be applied here. Lassa fever is not a disease of the poor only........It can be anybody! May God rest the souls of the dead and help the healthcare professionals who are at huge risks now.

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Kweeeeeke!!!!!! God help us all o.

Pidgin bae said...

Hmmm, na waooo. E be like say this one worse pass ebola. SMOG.

Frances Chesca said...

Lord have mercy!!!

Audrey said...

This ish is getting out of hand, is it that the federal government can't do something to put an end to this? Since thd govt can't help, let us all be careful and maintain good hygiene.
God help us

Miss Ess said...

Aahh!

Anonymous said...

He's demolishing shops at Oshodi and other places.
Thank you.

Loveme Jeje said...

Mumu governor. You cannot bring fumigators to start fumigating everywhere in Lagos.

Baby Ambode. shame for you oo.

Your own is to lock the doors of your former governor deputy. SHAME

Ade Esther said...

I think this lassa fever is even more serious than ebola.. lagos is the origin of rat because alot of places are very dirty in lag and this rats will even struggle beds, food, cupboard, wardrobes, ceiling with people. Only God can save us

Brown Sucre said...

The quilox governor is busy doing nothing to curb this fever,imagine the swift response ebola got when fashola was the governor.
Ambode na newspaper governor,doing absolutely nothing,unlike his predecessor.

Mao Akuh said...

This is getting serious

God pls we need your help even though some are shy to ask for it.

Victor Okuo said...

God have mercy

Stella maris Baby said...

God have mercy

We must surely overcome this Lassa fever in Jesus name

Blood of Jesus speak for ur pple...

La Bella Farnese said...

The question should be what is aboki bullhari and the clueless health minister doing? The media isnt asking questions smh.

Maureen Ekeh said...

This is serious! Preventions should be taken to avoid this disease, health is wealth.

One trillion said...

End time epidemic

abril said...

This is getting really scary

Anonymous said...

Ambode is a just a gamble mehn.. I hope he can handle this scourge. With the shutdown of BT centre in LASUTH,I wonder how his stupid,sorry excuse commissioner of health will handle this. Awon mofo oshi!

QUEEN AMY said...

May this cup pass over. This is getting out of hand, govt should act really fast.

Anonymous said...

Ambode is working on his bed.

kweenie[temmy] said...

Lol

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Rip....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

kweenie[temmy] said...

It is well

Yummy Mummy said...

Na wao
We are in your hands lord

Anonymous said...

You have time to be trolling and commenting on each post but you don't have time to take care of your environs abi? For your mind you don make sense wait till it gets to your door step

starjoy said...

Take control lord.

sisi eko said...

Ambode is slow. Misplaced priorities. All he likes is to gallavant to functions where he can display his agbada and pose for camera and newsmen. Imagine Ebola came when this man entered office. Best imagined.

sisi eko said...

Exactly. All he likes is show off and to organize irrelevant parties. If u saw how he was sweating on stage during the xmas period. Organizing party n sweating like it's a job. Now a more serious issue is at hand he's keeping quiet.

Anonymous said...

So scared of this virus. Lord pls keep us safe