Wednesday 20 January 2016

OAU Teaching Hospital Comfirms Osun Doctor Died Of Lassa Fever

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex today through a laboratory test has confirmed that the resident doctor’s death on Monday at the hospital was caused by Lassa fever.
The doctor is said to have passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016, after vomiting blood within the hospital premises.
Prof. Adedeji Onayade, Chairman of a committee set up by the OAUTHC on Lassa fever told PUNCH.

He said the result of the first test carried out on the sample of the deceased tested positive.
Onayade said, “We have a report back  and the result came as positive. We were supposed to do two tests but the patient was dying when we took the first sample.
“We can’t do the second test now. So we can say it is 50 per cent but we are  going ahead to take necessary steps. We have informed all those who should know.”
He said the hospital was on top of the situation adding that there was no need for anybody to panic as a result  of this.

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