Panic At OAU Teaching Hospital As Doctors, Nurses Run Home After A Doctor Dies From Vomiting Blood

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Workers at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital,
Ile-Ife, Osun State, fled the facility Monday after a resident doctor died of
suspected Lassa fever.
Doctors, nurses, medical personnel and patients at the
Emergency Unit of the hospital, where the doctor died, hurriedly vacated the
unit apparently for fear of being victims of the highly contagious viral
disease, a source told Premium Times today.
The source said the resident doctor died after vomiting
blood within the hospital premises, sparking panic in the hospital. Continue…

A medical doctor in the hospital who preferred anonymity
confirmed that the doctor had visited Ekiti State before arriving Ile-Ife on
Monday.
But the authorities of OAUTHC have debunked insinuations
that the doctor died as a result of Lassa fever disease virus. The chairman, OAUTHC on Lassa fever, Prof. Adedeji Onayade,
confirmed the death of the resident doctor but said the fact that the doctor
bled to death could not be taken that he died of the deadly virus.
Mr. Onayade said blood sample of the late doctor had been
obtained and sent to the federal government for confirmation.

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