30-year-old doctor tested positive to Lassa fever in Kogi


A medical doctor with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja, Kogi State has tested positive to Lassa fever.

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Medical Director of FMC, Dr Olatunji Alabi, disclosed this to newsmen at the weekend saying that the male doctor was diagnosed of the disease on January 19.

He said that the victim’s blood sample was sent to the Federal Medical Centre, Irrua, Edo State for laboratory analysis, adding that it tested positive.

Alabi said that the 30-year-old doctor has been transferred to Irrua for further treatment.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), the state Ministry of Health and other stakeholders have been informed of the development and are already assisting the Centre in various ways.

He said that all the people that came in contact with the sick doctor at home and work had been placed under surveillance.



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