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Lassa fever: Panic in Osun as Doctor dies

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Lassa fever: Panic in Osun as Doctor dies

By Rafiu Agboola

Patients, nurses and other medical personnel at the emergency unit of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife were on Monday, January 18 thrown into confusion when  a doctor who died at the hospital, was suspected to have contacted the deadly Lassa fever.

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The doctor, a resident, according to City Mirror News died after vomiting blood on the hospital premises.

Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel and patients at the emergency unit where the doctor died fled the hospital on Monday in fear.

A medical doctor in the hospital who told City Mirror News, under the conditions of anonymity, that the late doctor had visited Ekiti State before arriving Ile-Ife on Monday.

But the authorities of OAUTHC have debunked insinuations that the doctor died as a result of Lassa fever disease virus.

But authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital,OAUTHC Ile-Ife debunked insinuation that the Hospital has recorded a death as a result of Lasa Fever.

Chairman, OAUTHC on Lasa fever,Professor Adedeji Onayade stated this while speaking with City Mirror News on phone on Tuesday morning.

Professor Onayade said though the Hospital recorded death of a Resident Doctor who was suspected to have contracted the disease.

He maintained that the Hospital could not confirm if truly the death was as a result of Lasa Fever until result of sample of the blood of the deceased sent to the federal Government was received.

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