Connect with us

Metro

Lassa Fever kills one in Kogi, 2 infected, 5 suspected cases

Published

on

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi State’s capital on Sunday January 26 confirmed three cases of Lassa fever and one death in its facility.

FMC Lokoja’s Head of Clinical Services, Dr Bernard Ododo said 3 patients tested positive while one death was recorded after 5 suspected cases were reported.

Ododo said; ”Five suspected cases reported at the hospital in the last one week, three already tested positive, of which one died.

”Two cases already transferred to Lassa Fever Management Center at Irua Specialist Hospital in Edo State.

”Two others (of which one has died) have their results awaited from NCDC Laboratory in Abuja.”

He urged members of the public to maintain high hygienic principles, keep rodents away from their residence and foodstuff materials.

READ ALSO: Why I rejected blood transfusion for my daughter — Dad

Residents of the state were asked to seek medical attention for fever, headache, sore throat, vomiting, joint pain, abdominal pain and bleeding from body orifices.

Health workers were also advised to imbibe precautionary measures to protect themselves against the disease. Ododo said;

”For health caregivers, universal safety precaution is key. Wash hands with sanitizers, glove and kitting on personal protection equipment kit (PPE) are necessary.

”But first is to uphold a high index of suspicion while clerking patient with likely Lassa fever signs and symptoms on arrival to the hospital .

”Treatment is more effective if detected early and treatment commenced immediately.

”Lassa is highly infectious and contagious, everyone must beware.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]
News3 weeks ago

Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]

Breaking news2 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton tackles Donald Trump for asking Americans to return to work to avoid crippling economy amid coronavirus pandemic

Sacking service chiefs is threat to national unity — Presidency
Press Release2 weeks ago

President Buhari sends messages to Nigerians on coronavirus, with approval of N5bn intervention fund and another N10bn request

World News2 weeks ago

America surpasses China, Italy to become most infected with coronavirus with 85,000 cases

News2 weeks ago

About 14 percent of the recovered coronavirus patients in China test positive again

News4 weeks ago

BREAKING: Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi dethroned

News4 weeks ago

Kano new Emir, Bayero sheds tear after receiving appointment letter from Ganduje

Breaking news2 weeks ago

Breaking: Outbreak of new Hantavirus in China amid Coronavirus spread

Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanca
News4 weeks ago

Volunteers to receive £3,500 after been infected with Coronavirus in attempt to find vaccine

SCOVID -19: Nnamdi Kanu reveals where Abba Kyari was secretly flown for Coronavirus treatment
News1 week ago

COVID -19: Nnamdi Kanu reveals where Abba Kyari was secretly flown for Coronavirus treatment

News1 week ago

Coronavirus: Man asked to go home and self-isolate after testing positive but no bed space for him

News3 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Nigerian officials barred from foreign trips

News3 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Pastor Oyedepo cancels church services over dreaded disease

Metro3 weeks ago

Couple who reportedly died in Lagos explosion are only children of their parents

Cuba's wonder drug used for treating coronavirus
Science2 weeks ago

Cuba’s wonder drug, Interferon Alfa-2B used for treating coronavirus

Viral1 week ago

Imam of Peace continues to drag President Buhari…trends #Presidentcovik, #ResignBuhari

Metro3 weeks ago

How I was manhandled by Police, DSS, others – Sanusi

Metro4 weeks ago

Italy quarantines 16 million people over coronavirus

Breaking news3 weeks ago

Fire guts Owode market in Offa

News2 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Gov Sanwo-Olu thanks health workers as Lagos discharges index case

celebrity news11 hours ago

Funke Akindele and her husband plead guilty to social distancing violation

celebrity news17 hours ago

‘I pray I survive this. I’m so broken’ – Funke Akindele writes in tweet after arrest over house party

Science17 hours ago

I’m yet to see any research linking 5G network with Coronavirus – Minister of Communication, Isa Pantami

News17 hours ago

Nigerian Army allegedly suspends voluntary retirement of soldiers

News17 hours ago

Court grants Adele’s request to keep details of her £140m divorce from ex Simon Konecki private

News18 hours ago

Nigeria records Eight new cases of Coronavirus

celebrity news18 hours ago

NCDC, Dettol react to Funke Akindele’s arrest

News18 hours ago

Governor Makinde recovers from coronavirus

News18 hours ago

Tiger at a zoo in New York City tests positive for Coronavirus

celebrity news18 hours ago

Covid-19: I worry each time my doctor husband leaves for work — Chimamanda Adichie

Entertainment1 day ago

Covid-19: Police arrests Funke Akindele for hosting birthday party

News1 day ago

“Do not be afraid, you are not alone – Pope Francis says as global Coronavirus death toll tops 65,000

5G vs Coronavirus: Any Mark of 666 you see now is FAKE -- Mike Bamikoye
News2 days ago

5G vs Coronavirus: Any Mark of 666 you see now is FAKE — Mike Bamiloye

News2 days ago

Couple gets married in living room amid coronavirus fear with 10 guests

News2 days ago

Nigerians attack Funke Akindele and husband JJC Skills for holding birthday party amid coronavirus spread

Metro2 days ago

Woman stabs her husband to death, rips out her intestines after quarrel over food

News2 days ago

38,296 Americans evacuated from Nigeria

naija news2 days ago

Nigerian news today Sunday, April 5, 2020

News2 days ago

Oyo state confirms another coronavirus case

Metro2 days ago

Kenyan Pastor investigated in UK for selling oil he claims can protect his members from Coronavirus

Receive NEWS for free

Enter your email address to subscribe to receive news updates

Join 13,592 other subscribers