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Friday, March 2, 2012

Nigeria : UCH records first case of lassa fever

Article via Nigerian Tribune :

" Following the outbreak of lassa fever in 12 states, including Lagos and Ondo states, Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, announced on Thursday, that it had recorded its first case of Lassa fever.

Confirming the diagnosis while briefing journalists on his one year in office, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Professor Temitope Alonge, said two suspected cases were brought to the hospital.

Professor Alonge said one case was confirmed in the hospital while the second suspected case was discovered to be negative after clinical test.

He assured that the hospital had enough drugs to treat patients of the epidemic as well as facilities to protect its staff from contracting the disease which had been reported in about 12 states of the country."

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