Federal Medical Centre confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

Lassa fever

Giyan Joshua-Ndom, the Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State, has confirmed that a patient at the centre was suffering from a disease suspected to be Lassa fever.

Mr. Joshua-Ndom told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday that the centre had reported the matter to the Ministry of Health as well as the Centre for Diseases Control, Abuja.

“It is true that a suspected case of Lassa fever had been discovered at the centre with a male patient being its victim.

“But, I want to use this medium to appeal to patients and members of the public to remain calm as necessary steps had been taken to avert the spread of the virus.

“The patient with the suspected case of Lassa fever had been separated from other patients and we are on top of the situation to curtail the spread of the disease,” he said

The medical director reaffirmed the commitment of the centre to continue with projects that had direct bearing on the lives of doctors, other staff and Nigerians at large.


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