Friday, 15 January 2016

Lassa Fever Kills Doctor In Rivers State

Chairman of the NMA in Rivers state, Furo Green, has disclosed that Doctor Living Jamala of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in the Braithwait Specialist Hospital has died after having contact with a patient of Lassa Fever.




According to reports, the Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in BMH, Woke Alexander said the victim who infected the deceased Doctor was a pregnant woman.

Alexander said Doctor Jamala like every other Doctor, was making efforts to save the life of the pregnant woman and her baby.
He said, “When the pregnant woman came in, the late Doctor Jamala had to rush to assist to take her through a possible caesarian session. He broke all protocols of payment
 and other hitches just to make sure he delivers the baby for the woman.

“That department deals with body fluids. The patient never presented any sign of Lassa fever during her ante-natal. Few days after that period, the Doctor started having fever and showing other signs of malaria. We never knew it was Lassa fever until the day he started vomiting blood.

“We tested him for Lassa fever and he came out positive. We then rushed him to the Lassa Fever special centre but it was too late. By the time we got there, Dr. Jamala died.”


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Oh what a pity but what happened to the woman delivered of her baby?Are some people carriers of the virus but do not die?
I no understand.


63 comments:

Muy said...

Lord hv mercy on Nigeria, gudmrn

One trillion said...

End time epidemic

BLOGBRITY said...

This is becoming endemic. The government to handle with outmost priority

BLOGBRITY said...

Should

golden mummy said...

This is a sad news.
RIP Doc.

I heard from the news that lassa fever claimed 35 lives in August last year in
Niger state and this was not reported. If only it was reported back then it could have been curtailed.

Lara Peperenpe said...

The story has k-leg. Some journalists sef, hian!

Iphie dearie said...

Wait ooh,is it not time to swing into action and deal with this menace the way we dealt with Ebola?

The death toll is increasing by the day. Are there Lassa fever emergency centres in all states?

Linda ikeji said...

RIP..

calabar chick said...

RIP to Doc Jamala!

miss ella said...

This one is badder than ebola virus o

White Diamond said...

* sigh *


May he rest in peace.

Yeah, depending on the individual.

Not everyone infected dies, especially, if it's caught on time.

The not so funny thing about this, is that it presents like normal fever at first, and therefore, is treated as such, but unlike normal fever, the body temperature keeps rising.

Once the person starts bleeding out from the orifices, it's only a miracle that can save them.

The mother and child are probably dead too, but since the fever varies in different people, it's possible, but unlikely, that they are still alive.

This thing is worse than Ebola.
It just has to be curbed before its too late.

#WhiteDiamondOut

Anonymous said...

He died in the Lassa Fever centre at Edo State and not in Rivers State. Correct your headline.

Anonymous said...

Closer to home, e clear!

Genny le boo said...

Hmmmmmm. Na wa o. Rip

POTABLE viv said...

Nawa ooooh

SDK Babe said...

Eya
Rip doctor
Our health workers are really trying.
God bless them.

xxxTrinityxxx said...

The picture of this rat scares the hell out of me. looks like it's about to jump out. RIP to Dr Jamala. God bless him for trying to save that baby. So a human being carrying the virus can spread it to someone else? How? We need to be educated more on this cos If this thing is as infectious as this then we've got a problem

Olori Isis said...

This Lassa fever is gradually taking over. God help us o

White Diamond said...

People have to stop eating rats with multiple mammary glands (mastoys natalensis,I think) ,even after this scare is over.

They are the carriers, and I think that continuous eating of that specie, is what causes fresh outbreaks even after previous ones have been curbed.

#WhiteDiamondOut

Divine Murphy said...
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pink lady said...

I don't believe this is happening
....Not in my own State!!!

Chidinma Grace said...

Hmmmmm! God save us o. Ebola don pass n now is Lassa fever.

Omonigho said...

RIP to d good doctor.

God, u were d one dt helped us during d Ebola phase. U re dt same God, come and help us in dis Lassa fever phase too in Jesus name Amen.

The General's Wife said...

Eeeeya poor Dr Jamala.
Rest in peace Doctor.

Loveme Jeje said...

RIP Doctor Jamal. May God comfort your families.

Anonymous said...

God save your people...




Gold

white Berry said...

But the way this lassa fever stuff is going is really scaring me a lot and we've got too many rats in my house, don't knw hw to get rid of them all.

Tayan Taylor said...

OMG
This is like the Ebola virus oh,
And what is the government doing about it, dumb president has not address the issue behaving as if he's deaf

White Diamond said...

How is it the 'dumb' president's fault, if people refuse to stop hunting and eating rats?

* confused face *

#WhiteDiamondOut

olaedo said...

Rip Dr Jamala

Sweet Mother said...

Stop leaving your doors or Windows open. Look for the holes and block all possible entrance. Do not leave foodstuff lying about uncovered. Buy rather poison from pest control specialist and not rat gum.

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

Nope they aren't.
D last i checked,We've got just about 5 lassa fever centres in nigeria.isnt it a shame?

And o,it cannot be dealth with totally cos it'd be totally impossible to curb rats 4rm most house hold

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

Stop displaying your ignorance. Google is your friend

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

How is it worse than ebola?
Y'al shld stop giving out false information

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

YES may God continuously bless them

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

He wasn't trying to save the baby bt d mother.
In 20cases only about 2babies gets 2survive.
So when such happens in pregnancy,the doctors focus in on the mother

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

Eating of d said rat is only about 7% in which the disease can be transmitted.
There are more ways...do u know it cld be aerosolised in most cases amongst others;im guessing u don't and dts y u keep hammering bout eating of rats.
Leave sdk for a moment and go read about lassa

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

If u can't get rid of them then make sure all food items are sealed,closed and properly kept away from d reach of rats

francesca said...

God abeg,what kind of problem is this now,when am preparing to go back to school? When ebola patients were moved to UPTH mo fe le daku, lassa fever again??? Lord please protect us eh,especially we wey reach 300+ for one class for arena!!!

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

Dnt b stupid.
What has the president got 2do with this.
How does addressing the issue curb it.
It's funny dt most of u on here aren't enlightened.don't u guys do any other thing asides read sdk.
Lassa fever has been in nigeria from time immemorial. Most people know about bt rather display a nonchalant attitude 2wards it.
The problem is we nigerians are dirty and as far as we keep living in an unhygienic environment and keep habouring rats,d mastomys species or otherwise den I'm sorry we'd keep experiencing ds menace.
The govt should establish more lassa fever centres and please leave buhari out o this cos even during jonathans regime,nothing was done about it persay.

We need more awareness in the rural areas...they are the ones most affected and probably due to illiteracy they are ignorant about it

Anonymous said...

Papa Adeboye said the other time that there will be outbreak of a new disease this year, no one took it serious. Hmmm y'all should better pray!!

ify onyekwelu said...

@ Tayan Taylor and you should insult an elderly man that might even be older than your father just to prove a point? This our generation surely have a long way to go! RIP to the Doctor and all that had dead from this Lassa fever.

natt nathaniel said...

End time lassa fever. RIP doc.

j baby said...

The death toll is even increasing more than wen we had Ebola.

j baby said...

The death toll is even increasing more than wen we had Ebola.

ikechukwu patsy Blog said...

Nigerians learn how to boost your immune system, not rockerfeller medicine man can do that for you because they cant even cure something as simple as diabetes. May his soul RIP...

jadeite said...

Aww... So sad. Last year it was ebola and now it's lassa fever. God save your people.

White Diamond said...

It's worse in the sense that the symptoms can be mistaken for an ordinary fever at first ,unlike Ebola that it's symptoms can manifest from as early as two days.

Ebola is more deadly, and kills faster, I know.

#WhiteDiamondOut

White Diamond said...

I know it can madam Elena, but it doesn't just appear out of nowhere, does it?

Hian!

#WhiteDiamondOut

White Diamond said...

Amen. He will.

#WhiteDiamondOut

XOXO MYSTERY said...

There is Ribavirin inhalation which is one of the drugs for Lassa fever.

Do we have these in our hospitals?



XOXO MYSTERY

julia efe said...

Rip Dr

Olaide Davies said...

Amen ooo

Anonymous said...

Lasaa fever is not a new disease. It has been in some parts of Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Thank you lara,i thought am d only one that noticed. The story get k-leg

Cynhams Cakes & Pastries, Abuja. Home delivery. said...

This is getting out of hand o. The authorities should handle this the way the former Minister handled the Ebola crises.

411 CEO said...

Nigerians and their fake story. The woman he contacted it from and the baby did not die, but the doctor who delivered her died. I bend yash 4 naija jounalist.

Florence Huttons said...

Just negodu!

J.Ice said...

So fuunny! Lassa no be new disease ooooo

DVICTORIOUS EHIS said...

Miss Ella which one is "badder than" hehehehehehe na wa for this our BV and our grammer o

Highest said...

That`s the hero, RIP DOC.

Nemerem said...

Wow this is scary! I went to BMH on Monday and I even have another appointment next week, now am scared out of my wits. God help us.
RIP to the doctor, God please protect our medical personnel.

Anonymous said...

Elena shut d fuck up n allow her say her mind. Oversabi idiot. Irritating somtin