Stella Dimoko Doctor Tests Positive To Lassa Fever In Kogi State


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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Doctor Tests Positive To Lassa Fever In Kogi State

Kogi State has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever as a medical doctor working with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) , Lokoja has been confirmed to be a victim of the disease.

Dr Olatunde Alabi, the Medical Director of FMC, who briefed newsmen on Saturday in Lokoja, said that the male doctor was diagnosed of the disease on Jan. 19. He said that the victim’s blood sample was sent to the Federal Medical Centre, Irrua, Edo State for laboratory analysis, adding that it tested positive. Alabi said that the 30-year-old doctor was in the early hours of Saturday taken to Irrua for further treatment.

According to the medical director, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the state Ministry of Health and other stakeholders have been informed of the development and are already assisting the Centre in various ways.

He also appealed to residents to take urgent steps to eliminate rats in their houses and surroundings, saying that foodstuff like garri, rice, beans, maize should be kept in air tight containers to prevent contamination by rats.

From the Guardian


  1. Not again! God please help us

  2. SDK,dere have been a lot of deaths since Sunday at FMC Abakiliki Ebony State,so far 3 doctors n a nurse dat attended to an unsuspected case r dead. Heard d house officer is recuperating. Dats where d spread started from. Dis is really annoying n scary with hazard allowance of 5k for doctors.God help us


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