Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lassa Fever Resurfaces, Doctor Dies In Kogi

Kogi State has been thrown into mourning following the death of a medical doctor Idowu Ahmed Victor diagnosed of Lassa Fever in Irua, Edo State.

The doctor, who was with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, Kogi State, was infected with the disease last week

Sources at the FMC said the victim, whose identity has not been made public by the hospital management, died at about 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
"It is very unfortunate. He did not make it. He died at about 6:00 p.m. on Sunday,” the source said.
The Chief Medical Director of FMC, Lokoja, Dr. Olatunde Alabi had said the doctor was diagnosed of Lassa fever last Friday.

He said the victim’s blood sample was sent to the Federal Medical Centre, Irrua, Edo State, where it tested positive to Lassa fever.

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