Lagos Govt investigates alleged outbreak of disease in Queens College

The Lagos State Government says it has commenced an investigation into the purported outbreak of airborne, flu-like illness, among students of Queens College and other schools in the state.

According to the Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, an investigative team set up by the ministry has been dispatched to unravel the cause of the illnesses.

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The team comprised of officials from the State Epidemiology Team, Primary Health Care Services and Environmental Health Department of Lagos Mainland Local Government.

While reviewing preliminary reports of the investigations conducted by the team, Mr Abayomi said that the surveillance team identified what appeared to be a sporadic increase in upper respiratory tract infections, characterised by cough, catarrh, fever and weakness, across some schools.

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According to him, the team has since visited Queens College and investigations are ongoing.

“Findings, according to the review of health records in the school sick bay, revealed that 89 students attended the clinic with influenza-like illnesses,” he said.

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