The Lagos Ministry of Health has confirmed the state’s first Lassa fever patient as an indigene of Ebonyi who arrived at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos over the weekend.
The state health ministry’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Tunbosun Ogunbamwo, who confirmed this on Wednesday said the state was confident that the outbreak would be “comfortably contained”.
He only said the index patient was from Ebonyi State, without disclosing further details.
The health commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had earlier referred to the patient as a “he,” suggesting he is male.
Ogunbamwo said the patient came for a programme in Lagos shortly before he was diagnosed.