The Lagos Ministry of Health has identified the state’s index 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, confirmed this to PUNCH HealthWise on Wednesday.
He said the state was confident that the outbreak would be “comfortably contained.”
Mr. Ogunbamwo 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.
“The patient came in over the weekend for a programme in Lagos shortly before he was diagnosed,” Ogunbamwo said.