Monday, 22 August 2016

Lassa fever kills medical doctor in Delta

Delta State has recorded a fresh case of Lassa Fever in Asaba. The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge on Monday confirmed the case and the death of a medical doctor who resides and owns a hospital in Asaba.

He stated that the doctor died three hours after admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, after a blood sample earlier collected was confirmed to be positive.

The wife of the doctor is said to have tested negative and 32 others the doctor had contact with, have been quarantined.

Meanwhile the hospitals the late doctor visited have been disinfected.

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