A patient was discovered to be suffering from the fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.
The patient has been isolated at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit of the hospital.
The unnamed 25-old student of Ahmadu Bello University traveled down to Lagos and was admitted in a private hospital at Ojokoro before he was transferred to LUTH where the fever was confirmed.
LUTH said on its social media platform, that: “The first confirmed case of Lassa fever now in A&E. Patient isolated, containment area being devised, ribavirin available. We will use theatre in A&E as isolation ward. No need to panic. But limited movement to A&E if not necessary. Our trained staff on ground. More info soon, CMAC.”