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Nurse Dies Of Suspected Lassa Fever In Edo State

A staff of Okomu Oil plc identified as Henry Ehimati has died from suspected Lassa fever.
Henry was said to be a nurse working at the Okomu plantation clinic in Ovia South-West local government area of Edo State.

A source at the company told The Nation Henry developed weakness and high fever last week.

According to the source, “By the time they admitted him at the clinic and ran test on him, they detected that he had ‘2 plus’ malaria, with protein in his blood.

“As the fever got worse by the day, they then decided to transfer him to a private clinic in Benin City, last Saturday, where they also carried out several tests on him.

“When they suspected that he might be suffering from Lassa fever, they then decided to transfer him to the Lassa fever center at Irrua Teaching Hospital. But he died at the clinic even before they could finalize arrangements to take him there.”

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