The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge on Monday confirmed the case of lassa fever and the death of a medical doctor who resides and owns a hospital in Asaba.
According to reports, Dr Nicholas stated that the doctor died three hours after admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, after a blood sample earlier collected was confirmed to be positive to lassa fever. But luckily the wife of the doctor is said to have tested negative and 32 others the doctor had contact with, have been quarantined.
Meanwhile the hospitals the late doctor visited have been disinfected.
Source: Vanguard News