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Lassa Fever Kills 2 In LUTH

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LUTHTwo Nigerians have reportedly died from Lassa fever while receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The story first broke out when Twitter user, @SeunOgungbure, posted with his account, “There’s an outbreak of Lassa Fever in LUTH. Two dead and a Medical Officer is critically ill at the moment.”

Mr Seun, who is an employee at a diagnostic center in Surulere that gets patients from LUTH, confirmed that the Accident and Emergency unit of the hospital, as well as a few other units, has been closed due to the incident.

“It’s very rare that they would close down the A&E if it wasn’t something serious,” he said.

“It’s not an airborne disease, but one that can be passed by physical contact,” he said.


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