LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK IN EBONYI STATE.

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Dear Colleagues,

There seems to be an outbreak of lassa fever in Abakaliki,Ebonyi State as we lost 2 Resident Doctors today,Dr Felix Ali,Dept of Community Medicine & Dr Abel Sunday Udo, Dept of Otorhinolaryngology,FETHA..
Dr Felix Ali had complications of Lassa fever & he was taken to Irrua Specialist Hospital,Irrua where he eventually died..
Dr Abel Sunday Udo,operated on a patient 3weeks ago suspected to have had lassa fever and he died this afternoon..

He also lost the patient..
The House Officer & the nurse that joined him in the surgery are presently on their way to Irrua Specialist Hospital,Irrua for expert care..
We advise all Doctors and Healthcare Professionals to be very careful and apply universal safety precautions as they manage patients..
Dr. O.V Nnadi

Sec.Gen,NARD

14.01.2018

We live in a country whereby those who have sworn to save lives cannot even protect themselves because of Inadequate Health Facilities Yet they keep striving to Meet deadlines and Keep their Jobs .

The first thing that struck me was that  the ones who are suspected to be affected would still travel long distances to be quarantined and for proper check -up.

What a Country!!!

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