NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

NMA raises alarm over whereabouts of Lassa Fever patients

By News Express on 08/03/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 1,718


The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has raised alarm that it cannot ascertain the whereabouts of two persons suspected to have been infected with Lassa fever in Kachia  and Kawo Local Governments of Kaduna State.

Addressing a news conference on Monday, the Kaduna State NMA Chairman, Dr. Muhammed Ibrahim, said that the two persons showed symptoms of Lassa fever and were put under surveillance before their sudden disappearance.

He also told reporters that about 10 primary and 28 secondary contacts of the three dead Lassa fever patients at Saint Louis Hospital in Zonkwa were under surveillance while another nurse at the hospital, who was tested positive to the disease, had been placed under isolation at the State Infectious Disease Centre in Kakuri, Kaduna South Local Government Area.

While advising residents of the state to observe a good hygiene in order not to contact the disease, Dr. Ibrahim urged them to avoid contact with rats and foods contaminated with rat secretions or excretions.

He also cautioned health workers and other care givers to always avoid contact with blood and body fluids while attending to sick persons.

The NMA said that the sudden disappearance of the suspected Lassa fever patients could jeopardise effort by government to curtail the spread of the disease.

The Association called on the public and health workers attending to any suspected Lassa fever patient to contact the relevant authorities for prompt action.

On February 29, three persons were were confirmed dead at the Saint Louis Specialist Hospital in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State following the outbreak of Lassa fever.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Professor Jonathan Nok, who confirmed the incident, told reporters that a medical doctor, a nurse and a pregnant woman were among the deceased. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows a Lassa Fever patient receiving medical attention.

Source News Express

Posted 08/03/2016 2:32:51 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Cameroon forcibly repatriates over 500 Nigerians

2019: Buhari will run from Aso Rock if...

Thugs attack Saraki’s family residence again

Terrorists storm luxury hotel in Mali packed with...

Ekiti civil rights movement commends Ojudu, says blackmail...

Niger Delta youth leaders protest at NLNG

APC crisis: Oshiomhole threatens lawsuit against Saraki

FG distributes relief materials to displaced persons in...

2019: U.S., EU, UK, France, Germany demand free,...

Raging wildfire leaves two dead in California, consumes...

Biden tackles Trump over reported Ukraine enquiry

Open letter to Nigerian Governors Forum: Betray not...

 

Latest News Obi, Adegboruwa, Okei-Odumakin, Maidugu electrify audience at 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture 2019 Presidential Election: Why we dismissed Atiku’s petition against Buhari — Supreme Court Delta Guber: Okowa floors Ogboru at Appeal Court Nine-year-old genius set to graduate from university Dismissed soldier, two-month-old baby detained for alleged armed robbery ICPC Uncovers N12bn Salary Fraud in MDAs Nigerian surgeons rescue bricklayer with hammer stuck in his neck Confessions of a Church General Overseer: Why I started selling unborn babies Suspension of Obaseki, others null and void – South-South APC Bayelsa Election: APC Is Still In Race, Says Oshiomhole NAF jets track down fleeing terrorists in Borno Guber Election: Cover your faces in shame, Kogi PDP tells APC leaders •Tells Kogi people not to be deceived

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (562,230 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,048 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (401,076 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,311 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,390 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (280,379 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,659 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,806 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,303 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,658 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,241 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,001 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,569) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,143) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (703) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,206) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (481) News (53,962) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,729) Religion (1,119) Sports (2,224) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera