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Lassa Fever kills 2 doctors, woman, baby in Nasarawa

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Lassa Fever kills 2 doctors, woman, baby in Nasarawa

Lassa fever has killed two doctors, a woman and a baby.

Chief Medical Director, Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Dr. Ikrama Hassan, disclosed this while addressing healthcare workers from the facility who staged a solidarity procession in honour of their deceased colleagues.

According to the CMD, the management of the hospital in conjunction with the State governnent, have expressed its unreserved preparedness and willingness to do all within their powers to ensure that state establish a testing Centre for Lassa fever.

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Dr. Ikrama explained that the two Consultant gynaecologists got infected after performing a surgery on a probable case of Lassa fever.

He added that the two doctors participated in the surgery of a woman that was bleeding after delivering a baby at the facility suspected to be a carrier of Lassa Fever.

“We cannot do testing here because there is no testing facility in Nasarawa, and the woman’s case was an emergency.

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“So we believed that is how the two doctors contracted the virus. Unfortunately, we lost the doctors as well as the mother and her baby,” the CMD added.

If there was a testing centre here, I believe test for Lassa fever would have been conducted before carrying out the surgery.

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