Yesterday, in the emergency unit of the university teaching hospital, doctors, nurses, medical personals and their patient fled away from the unit where a doctor died on Monday after vomiting blood. They thought the doctor died of Lassa fever but the OAUTH authoritieshave denied that.

Prof Adedeji Onayade confirmed the death but said that the doctor bled to death cannot be taken to mean he contracted lassa fever, so until the blood sample is confirmed positive, the hospital cannot record a case of lassa fever.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has addressed state residents on the urgency of containing the spread of this disease, he says the government is working seriously to ensure that the disease is contained the same way  Ebola virus infection was conquered.

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