Monday, 15 May 2017

Corps member dies of Lassa fever in Cross River

An NYSC member deployed to Cross River, Onwueg­buzie Stanley-Samuel, has died of Lassa fever disease at the University Of Calabar Teaching Hos­pital (UCTH).
The state Commission­er for Health, Inyang Asi­bong, who disclosed this at the weekend in Cala­bar,
said the deceased hailed from Delta and was serving in Obubra before he died.
Mrs Abisong said the deceased was first admit­ted at the General Hos­pital, Obubra, where he was treated for cerebral malaria for one week.
She said that his condi­tion got worse and he was referred to the UCTH for further treatment while his blood sample was taken to Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo for diagnosis.
“The incident started about two weeks ago in Obubra and we all know that the incubation pe­riod of Lassa fever is 3-21 days.
“The deceased is an in­digene of Delta State. The last time he travelled to his home in Lagos State was during the Christ­mas period in December 2016 and came back to Cross River in January 2017.

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