Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Nursing Staff Confirmed Dead, 2 Others Quarantined As Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Ogun


The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta has on Tuesday confirmed the death of a Nursing staff of the school to Lassa fever, while two others have been placed on observation.

The victim reportedly died last week after battling with the sickness, which is also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF).

The hospital Head of Information, Segun Orisajo confirmed the development, but assured that the management has put up necessary measures to curtail the situation.

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He said the victim, identified as Adebusuyi Bolanle died from complications which arose from contacting the fever.

"Yes, I can confirm that we lost a staff Nurse to the Lassa fever and two others are undergoing observation as I speak with you. The immediate families of the deceased have been contacted and they were here today (Tuesday) for observation.

"The state commissioner for health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has been here too to carry out the necessary steps to stop the spread. The management can assure staff and patients that everything is under checks," Orisajo said.