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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Lassa Fever: FMC OWO Honours Three Nurses For Exceptional Care


Federal Medical Centre(FMC), Owo, Ondo State has  celebrated her exceptional nurses - three of them - Adedokun Adebiyi,  Oloto - Olajide Joy and Akinpelu Oladayo, with awards, describing them as exceptional nurses.

Each of the three was presented an award of excellence by the Hospital management, having been the first nurses who treated patients at the hospital’s Lassa fever treatment centre when it opened in 2017.


                      

This is coming as cases of Lassa Fever outbreaks are reported in many parts of the country.

In Abia State,  Government on Tuesday advised citizens and residents not to panic over the outbreaks of Lassa Fever in the state, saying the condition does respond to treatment when detected and reported at the hospital early.

One person, 28 years old man, has so far died of the Lassa Fever since it hits the state again last week.
 
The state government through its Health ministry, said that health officials were already conducting surveillance on areas and persons the victim had had physical contact with.

"Facilities are available to contain this disease; for this one that has happened, we’ve lost only one person who is the index patient at FMC and all the contacts with this index patient have been identified," it said.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Information in the state, John Okiyi, had on Monday  confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where the index patient died.

Okiyi, who made this known in a release in Umuahia,  said that the government and the hospital management had stepped up efforts to check the spread of the disease.

“Abia Government is aware of the reported outbreak of Lassa Fever at FMC, Umuahia.

“The state Ministry of Health is working with the authorities of FMC to ensure full containment of the disease,’’ he said.

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