NYSC member dies of Lassa fever in Cross Rivers state

Onwuegbuzie Stanley-Samuel, an NYSC member deployed to Cross River,
has died of Lassa fever disease at the University of Calabar Teaching
Hospital (UCTH).
The state Commissioner for Health, Inyang Asibong, who disclosed this
to journalists on Friday in Calabar, said the deceased hailed from
Delta and was serving in Obubra before he died.
Mr. Abisong said the deceased was first admitted at the General
Hospital, Obubra, where he was treated for cerebral malaria for one
week.
She said that his condition got worse and he was referred to the UCTH
for further treatment while his blood sample was taken to Irrua
Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo for diagnosis.
“The incident started about two weeks ago in Obubra and we all know
that the incubation period of Lassa fever is 3-21 days.
“The deceased is an indigene of Delta State. The last time he
travelled to his home in Lagos State was during the Christmas period
in December 2016 and came back to Cross River in January 2017.
“The deceased was living in the corps members’ lodge in Obubra.
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