In a statement by the Director of Media and Public Relations in Lagos on Monday, Mrs. Boade Akinola of the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja has said that the Stevens-Jhonson syndrome is not a contagious disease but an adverse reaction to some drugs and could not be described as a disease outbreak since it was not infectious.

The Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on Nigerians to be aware of the dangers of self medication after a patient died of the disease in Abuja last week.

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