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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Lassa fever kills NYSC member in Cross Rivers

A member of the National Youth Service Coprs NYSC, Onwuegbuzie Stanley-Samuel, who was serviving in Cross Rivers state, has died of Lassa fever disease at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) Thursday May 12th. This was disclosed today by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong.
Speaking to newsmen in Calabar Friday, Achibong said the deceased who hailed from Delta state and was serving in Obubra community in the state, was first admitted at the General Hospital, Obubra where he was treated for cerebral malaria for one week. The commissioner added that the deceased's condition got worse and he was referred to the UCTH for further treatment while his blood sample was taken to Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo for diagnosis.

“The incident started about two weeks ago in Obubra and we all know that the incubation period of Lassa fever is 3-21 days. 
The deceased is an indigene of Delta State. The last time he travelled to his home in Lagos State was during the Christmas period in December 2016 and came back to Cross River in January 2017. 
The deceased was living in the corps members’ lodge in Obubra and since he came back in January, he has not left that community. 


Unfortunately, we finally lost him yesterday. Sadly, the corps member contracted the disease in Cross River” she said

15 comments:

Niyi Daramola said...
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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Nnenne George said...

Sad... rip

RAPHAEL MR RAG AYUBA said...

Ahh! Not again...... RIP

eunymz said...

Lassa fever again..Chai!!! RIP to the dead..

Bright Edokwe said...

Our healthcare system remains really crazy! Why wait for that long to query lassa . Are the doctors in this region not trained to identify symptoms of these deadly diseases? I'm still amazed at this. At least lassa fever is curable!

Vivian Reginalds said...

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Ifeoma Ekewuba said...

Lassa fever ozokawa!!! God help us.may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

And this boy is the only child of his parents,where do they start from ?Rip stanley,we love you but God loves you more.

Daniel Chukwudi said...

Linda! For the love of God, it's Cross river.

Mbamalu Malachy said...

May God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss. Perfect rest in the Lord Corper wee

julz jd udeogu said...

This is the worst news ever, stanley stanley,atm if I have the privilege 2 see God face 2 face n make just 1 request despite all my millions of request it would simple be 2 bring u back 2 life..i am devastated,terrible news I still can't believe!!!!..where will he's parents start from,my heart is so heavy..

Anonymous said...

My dear...i bu ewu

Anonymous said...

Rip Stanley. I love u forever

ken christy said...

Chai! It's quite sad! May GOD give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss! Rip Stanley!!!

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