Port-Harcourt - A medical doctor, Living Jamala has died after having contact with a patient of Lassa Fever in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, Daily Post reports.
Chairman of the state branch of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Dr. Furo Green, disclosed this on Thursday in Port Harcourt.
The doctor of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in the Braithwait Specialist Hospital, was said to have contacted the disease from a pregnant woman in the hospital.
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Dr. Furo said that the late medical doctor had been buried in line with recommendations of World Health Organization, WHO, for deaths from contagious diseases.
He also said a team from WHO had already visited the hospital for assessment, adding that the hospital had been decontaminated and that those who had contacts with the late Dr. Ijamala had been placed on observation.
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