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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nigeria : Lasaa fever kills CMD in Ebonyi

Via Daily Times :

" Director of the Igboji General Hospital falls victim to the outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever

Following the death of the Chief Medical Director of Igboji GeneralHospital Ikwo Ikwo LGA of Ebonyi state by Viral Hemorrhagic Fever thegovernment said it has put in place an emergency response team for the
treatment and control of outbreak of communicable diseases such asViral Hemorrhagic Fever, gastroenteritis, meningitis associated withdry season.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Sunday Nwangele, whomade the statementyesterday in Abakaliki while addressing key stakeholders inthehealthsector,noted that outbreak of Hemorrhagicfever,otherwise called lassa fever,was first officially reported inEbonyi state in 2008."

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