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Monday, January 15, 2018

Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Nigeria, Kills 2 Doctors In Ebonyi State

A viral message credited to the Secretary General of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has warned Nigerians of a fresh outbreak of the dreaded Lassa Fever.
The alleged affected doctors
Two Nigerian doctors in the South-eastern part of Nigeria have shockingly passed away after coming in contact with Lassa Fever patients.
Read the viral message being circulated about the incident below:
"Dear Colleagues,

There seems to be an outbreak of Lassa Fever in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State as we lost 2 Resident Doctors today, Dr Felix Ali, Dept of Community Medicine & Dr Abel Sunday Udo, Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, FETHA.

Dr Felix Ali had complications of Lassa fever and he was taken to Irrua Specialist Hospital,Irrua where he eventually died.

Dr Abel Sunday Udo,operated on a patient 3 weeks ago suspected to have had lassa fever and he died this afternoon.
He also lost the patient..

The House Officer & the nurse that joined him in the surgery are presently on their way to Irrua Specialist Hospital, Irrua for expert care..

We advise all Doctors and Healthcare Professionals to be very careful and apply universal safety precautions as they manage patients..

Dr. O.V Nnadi

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