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Monday, 22 February 2016

Strange disease in Lagos confirmed to be measles

The Lagos State Government has described the out break of the fatal febrile rash illness in Otodo Gbame community area of the state as measles.

The disease was confirmed as measles virus through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique carried out at the Virology Reference Laboratory, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba.

Four throat swabs and one blood sample was examined among the victims.
This is in addition to the five blood samples taken to the Central Public Health Laboratory, Yaba that also tested positive for IgM, a blood marker for infection with measles viru

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