A Nasarawa State medical doctor, identified as Dr Ahmed Isaiah has been killed by Lassa fever.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the doctor died on December 31, 2022, at the National Hospital, Abuja.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Chairman in the state, Dr Peter Attah, confirmed that the deceased died of job hazard-related issues, specifically, Lassa fever.
“As an association, we got information when he was already dead but from our investigation, the sickness started like a fever, but he kept working even when he was on treatment.
“While on call on December 24, 2022, he collapsed at the theatre while carrying out surgery on a patient and his family had to rush him to the National Hospital, Abuja.
“Unfortunately, we lost him,’’ Attah divulged.
He added that a post-mortem confirmed that Dr Isaiah died of Lassa fever.
Furthermore, Attah bemoaned that the deceased who graduated five years ago died in his prime and left behind a wife, children, and loved ones.
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