Chief Medical Director Dies of Lassa Fever in Kogi

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The doctor, who was with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, Kogi State, was infected with the disease last week

Sources at the FMC said the victim, whose identity has not been made public by the hospital management, died at about 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The source told The Nation that the doctor “did not make it.”

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“It is very unfortunate. He did not make it. He died at about 6:00 p.m. on Sunday,” the source said.

The Chief Medical Director of FMC, Lokoja, Dr. Olatunde Alabi had said the doctor was diagnosed of Lassa fever last Friday.

He said the victim’s blood sample was sent to the Federal Medical Centre, Irrua, Edo State, where it tested positive to Lassa fever.

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