Doctor Contacts Lassa Fever In Kogi

Doctor Contacts Lassa Fever In Kogi

Kogi State has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever as an unnamed medical doctor working with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, has contacted the disease.

Briefing journalists on Saturday in Lokoja, the Chief Medical Director of FMC, Dr. Olatunde Alabi, said the doctor was diagnosed of the disease on January 19.

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

Alabi said the 30- year old physician was in the early hours of Saturday taken to Irrua for further treatment. Let’s say a prayer for him.


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