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Nurse died of Lassa fever at Federal-Medical Centre Abeokuta

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Kunle Emmanuel
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Nurse died of Lassa fever at Federal-Medical Centre Abeokuta

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:56 pm

Omobolanle Adesuyi, have died of Lassa fever at Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

With heavy heart and total submission to the will of Almighty we announced the demise of Mrs. Adesuyi Bolanle, an Asst Chief Nursing Officer - Accident/Emergency of this institution.

She died late hours of Saturday 17th December, 2016.

Rest in Peace.

The deceased persons are believed to have contracted the deadly virus from a Lebanese patient who later died.

The hospital cancelled a planned Christmas carol scheduled for Tuesday in honour of the dead.

The acting medical director of the hospital said the deaths were being investigated.

“It is true and we have commenced investigation into it, having contacted the Ministry of Health,” he said.

The state commissioner for health, Babatunde Ipaye, called for calm, saying the government had always been proactive on issues relating to public health.

He said the ministry in collaboration with federal authorities would quickly set up an isolation center at the premises to attend to emergencies.

“We are going to immediately create an isolation center here at FMC to cater for unexpected cases and emergency on public health issues like Lassa fever to include others communicable diseases and have set officers out to confirm the root of the cases,” he said.

Born in 1973, the nurse joined the Federal Medical Centre in December 2001, and rose to the position of Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.

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Re: Nurse died of Lassa fever at Federal-Medical Centre Abeokuta

Unread post by Royston » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:07 pm

I am so sorry that the nurse died. I am so sorry about the nurse. I wish that there was something that I could do. I guess the only thing that I can do is to spread the work about this type of fever and let others know about it. If there is anything else that I can do, please let me know.

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