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Doctor, Nurse, Pregnant Woman Die of Lassa Fever in Kaduna

Filed in Nursing News by on March 1, 2016

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Doctor, Nurse, Pregnant Woman Die of Lassa Fever in Kaduna. Three people including a medical doctor, a nurse and a pregnant woman have died at the Saint Louis Specialist Hospital in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State as a result of Lassa fever.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Professor Jonathan Nok, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday.

He said that the doctor and nurse showed signs of Lassa fever shortly after operating a pregnant woman who was brought in from another hospital in Kafanchan, and later died few days after they were tested positive to the deadly disease.

He said that the affected hospitals have been put under isolation with the intention of tracing the primary and secondary contacts with the deceased.

Since the outbreak of the disease, over 100 people have died across the country.

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