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Tensions rise over death of 2 Lassa fever patients in Asaba

24 January 2016, 19:30

Abuja - Patients and nurses alike have grown increasingly unsettled following the deaths of 2 Lassa fever patients at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Asaba, Punch reports.

The bodies of the deceased, who died in the space of four days, were said to have been removed through the intervention of health workers at the facility.

Also read: Scientists call for improved hygiene to check Lassa fever

With twenty-two patients being quarantined with the disease at the hospital, many doctors and nurses have considered fleeing for fear of the unknown.

Victor Osiatumeh, Acting Medical Director at the facility, assured patients that workers are employing protective measures in order to prevent contamination and keep the disease at bay.

Read more at Punch

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