Friday, 19 August 2016
Medical doctor dies of Lassa fever
According to the Chief Medical Director of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, NAUTH, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, on Friday said a medical doctor had died of Lassa fever
he also noted that the doctor’s case was the only incident of Lassa fever handled by the hospital.
He said, “Yes, I can confirm to you that a medical doctor who was brought here from Asaba died from suspected Lassa fever case.
“When he was brought as a suspected case, we took the samples for Lassa fever test and it turned out positive.