Lassa Fever strikes again, kills NYSC member in Cross River State (PHOTOS)


A Youth corps member, Onwuegbuzie Stanley-Samuel currently serving in Obubra, Cross River state has died of Lassa Fever disease at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) on Thursday May 12th.

Speaking to newsmen in Calabar on Friday, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong disclosed that the deceased who hailed from Delta state was first admitted at the General Hospital, Obubra where he was treated for cerebral malaria for one week but his condition worsened and he was referred to the UCTH for further treatment while his blood sample was taken to Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo for diagnosis.

The incident started about two weeks ago in Obubra and we all know that the incubation period of Lassa fever is 3-21 days.

The deceased is an indigene of Delta State. The last time he travelled to his home in Lagos State was during the Christmas period in December 2016 and came back to Cross River in January 2017.

The deceased was living in the corps members’ lodge in Obubra and since he came back in January, he has not left that community. Unfortunately, we finally lost him yesterday. Sadly, the corps member contracted the disease in Cross River.

See photos of the late Stanley below:



He was a graduate of Sciences & Researches from Babcock University.. May his soul rest in peace.



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