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Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by sugarbelly3: 4:54am On Jan 15, 2016
PORT HARCOURT—A medical doctor with Rivers State-owned Braithwait Memorial Specialist Hospital, BMH, Dr. Livy Ijamala, has died from Lassa Fever, bringing to three the number of people killed by the disease in the state.

Chairman of the state branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Furo Green, disclosed this yesterday in Port Harcourt, saying the late doctor, Ijamala, who died in the early hours of yesterday from the ailment, had contact with patients infected with Lassa Fever.


Dr. Furo added 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.

He said: “Last night, one of our hard-working doctors in the department of obstetrics gynaecology, Dr. Livy Ijamala, lost his life following infection with Lassa Fever.

This is the price medical doctors and health personnel pay for offering health services to the public.
“The hospital is being decontaminated as we speak. All medical doctors and healthcare personnel that had primary contact with the late medical doctor have been placed under observation.”

… as doctors begin strike

He also said medical doctors in the state were on three days strike to protest the frequent abduction of medical doctors in the state.
He said within the week two of his colleagues, Dr. Isaac Opurum and Dr. Ib Aprioku were taken hostage at separate times. He said in 2015, 21 doctors were abducted in the state.

According to him, the warning strike was to draw attention to the plight of medical doctors.

He said: “While we are not happy to go on strike, the strike now appears to be a blessing in disguise because fewer doctors and patients came to the hospital today, thereby, reducing the rate of contacts among medical doctors and patients.”

Source: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/medical-doctor-dies-of-lassa-fever-in-rivers/
Cc; lalasticlala, Dominique

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by sugarbelly3: 4:54am On Jan 15, 2016

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by miblolo(f): 5:05am On Jan 15, 2016
Rip,this is the price health professionals always pay.

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by ojac1: 7:51am On Jan 15, 2016
sugarbelly3:
PORT HARCOURT—A medical doctor with Rivers State-owned Braithwait Memorial Specialist Hospital, BMH, Dr. Livy Ijamala, has died from Lassa Fever, bringing to three the number of people killed by the disease in the state.

Chairman of the state branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Furo Green, disclosed this yesterday in Port Harcourt, saying the late doctor, Ijamala, who died in the early hours of yesterday from the ailment, had contact with patients infected with Lassa Fever.


Dr. Furo added 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.

He said: “Last night, one of our hard-working doctors in the department of obstetrics gynaecology, Dr. Livy Ijamala, lost his life following infection with Lassa Fever.

This is the price medical doctors and health personnel pay for offering health services to the public.
“The hospital is being decontaminated as we speak. All medical doctors and healthcare personnel that had primary contact with the late medical doctor have been placed under observation.”

… as doctors begin strike

He also said medical doctors in the state were on three days strike to protest the frequent abduction of medical doctors in the state.
He said within the week two of his colleagues, Dr. Isaac Opurum and Dr. Ib Aprioku were taken hostage at separate times. He said in 2015, 21 doctors were abducted in the state.

According to him, the warning strike was to draw attention to the plight of medical doctors.

He said: “While we are not happy to go on strike, the strike now appears to be a blessing in disguise because fewer doctors and patients came to the hospital today, thereby, reducing the rate of contacts among medical doctors and patients.”

Source: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/medical-doctor-dies-of-lassa-fever-in-rivers/
Cc; lalasticlala, Dominique

What measures are put in place to protect health workers
? FMC owerri has nothing for the combat. And yday a case came, all d Drs ran away, so what happens next? Decontamination nko? Na one chancÉ we dey oh.

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by passionate88: 12:04pm On Jan 15, 2016
shocked angry embarassed
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Acidosis(m): 12:06pm On Jan 15, 2016
RIP Doc


Lassa isn't getting adequate attention cos the government is fighting corruption in all sectors.

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by tmtech: 12:06pm On Jan 15, 2016
this is really serious.. d only tin dat gains attention of all in dis country na politics.. all we do is trade blames... i am still marvelled at how the fed and state govmnts r so silent of dis lassa fever threat.. i guess we av to wait till it kills one prominent person b4 dey all rise up to arrest d situation. dis is an emergency.. dia is fire on the mountain , unfortunately, no one is running.. imagine, another doctor is gone so cheaply.. we really nid a rethink

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Emekamex(m): 12:06pm On Jan 15, 2016
Like play like play, Lassa Fever has killed more people in Nigeria than Ebola and has also spread more than Ebola, yet the Ministry of Health is still treating this epidemic with kid's glove.

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by dtracker: 12:08pm On Jan 15, 2016
Rip
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by kachnov(m): 12:08pm On Jan 15, 2016
RIP Doc..one hazard of the profession.
Funny enough media attention on this lassa fever thing is too low.Some people here don't even have the slightest clue what's happening with regards to lassa fever.


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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Omexonomy: 12:08pm On Jan 15, 2016
Yet the apc goverment are blaming ge for not eradicating ebola b4 he handed over.

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by mcfynest(m): 12:09pm On Jan 15, 2016
Wow..... Please our government should do something about this virus i thought twas sexual virus that was predicted?



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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by tzoracle: 12:09pm On Jan 15, 2016
While our government is fighting kworruption

Nigerians are dying,they won't get serious till it gets to lagos and it would be all over
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Ehins22(m): 12:11pm On Jan 15, 2016
sad
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by leke12(m): 12:13pm On Jan 15, 2016
This is gradually getting out of hand

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by AyamConfidence(m): 12:14pm On Jan 15, 2016
He died fighting meanwhile our missin budget has been found...pieces were seen in the belly of a particular rat named sugar
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Mackson01: 12:14pm On Jan 15, 2016
Buhari should do something about this lassa fever. It has killed more people than Ebola in Nigeria. Even the unserious regime of gej still fought Ebola tooth & nail to a standstill. Let invite the former health minister to help us. That guy did a good job.

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Nobody: 12:17pm On Jan 15, 2016
This kind of change is negative.

Where is our clueless Dullard

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by cowgirl9090: 12:19pm On Jan 15, 2016
This virus is as deadly as ebola cry
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by wordbank(m): 12:21pm On Jan 15, 2016
Billionaira fever naim I go fit catch

Rip to doc

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Nobody: 12:22pm On Jan 15, 2016
RIP.

They aint fighting Lassa fever the way GEJ fought Ebola.

Hear wetin bubu tell Wike..

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Blizzy9ja: 12:24pm On Jan 15, 2016
Where are the the APC e-rats... come and blame this one on Wike
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by DICKtator: 12:25pm On Jan 15, 2016
Wike and Buhari do not have time for this

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Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by sweetlady4real(f): 12:28pm On Jan 15, 2016
This is so unfortunate, RIP Doctor.
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by WETCUNT: 12:28pm On Jan 15, 2016
DISEASES FROM THE ZOO IS AFFECTION THE ZOO KEEPERS
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by discman2k2(m): 12:32pm On Jan 15, 2016
Buh guys Abeg my question is: na Bluetooth these rats dey use dey exchange the Lassa disease between States? it's like say den Don form Alliance Against Humans (AAH)
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Afrok(m): 12:33pm On Jan 15, 2016
R.I.P doctor.... he died in the cause of saving lifes.
Ebola came and all hands were on deck and ensured the virus was not allowed to spread beyond control, here is Lassa fever spreading rapidly and yet it looked like little or nothing is been and/or will be done.

May God help us as we help ourselves too.
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Chinwem(f): 12:35pm On Jan 15, 2016
I hear there are rats the size of cats in some hospitals
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Elxandre(m): 12:45pm On Jan 15, 2016
The funny thing is the "clueless" administration tackled the Ebola menace with all venom.
I'm surprised little is being done by this "Changed"administration.
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by Naommydammy(f): 12:46pm On Jan 15, 2016
One needs to be extraordinarily careful
Re: Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers by davvyRanking: 12:48pm On Jan 15, 2016
patiently waiting for that time f.g wld realize that vet. doctors are needed to combat dese zoonotic diseases and not human doctors alone#

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