Lassa Fever claims second life in Enugu

As Lassa Fever keeps on spreading the nation over, Enugu State has recorded another casualty. we discovered this is the second Lassa Fever passing in Enugu State.

The first was at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane. The management of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Enugu has now affirmed the death of another Lassa Fever Patient brought to the emergency clinic.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr Obinna Onodugo stated: “it’s affirmed that a case of Lassa Fever came to UNTH today (30/1/2020) and died at our Emergency and Accident.”

“We are at present following contacts. We are additionally working with the Enugu State epidemiology Team and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to ensure that proper measures are taken at the mortuary and to protect staff against new cases.

“The CMAC/DCMACS have obtained some different materials expected to protect our staff.

“There is no reason to get excited,” he said in an announcement on Friday.

UNTH management said it has medication for all those who have been exposed directly or remotely.

“You are encouraged to be extremely cautious nowadays and to have a high index of suspicion, while observing universal safety precautions,” he stated.

The CMD encouraged his staff to secretly call his attention or that of the CMAC if they notice any lapses so they can be addressed.

“May God be with every one of us as we attempt to release our obligations respectably,” he concluded.