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Lassa Fever Hits Lagos

A 25-year-old student from the Ahmadu Bello University case was diagnosed with the Lassa fever ailment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.

The patient was first admitted at a private hospital in Ojokoro area of Lagos State.

Health Minister Isaac Adewole said the patient was responding to treatment.

The minister had,last week,confirmed 40 deaths from a Lassa fever outbreak in parts of the country.

The death toll increased by one with the loss of a patient at the National Hospital,Abuja during the week.