Friday, 15 January 2016

How the Port Harcourt Doctor died of Lassa fever

Lassa fever has claimed it's latest victim.Dr Livy Ijamala died in the course of duty. The Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in Braithwaite Memorial Hospital,BMH, Woke Alexander revealed that the victim who infected the deceased Doctor was a pregnant woman.

Dr Alexander said Dr Jamala like every other doctor was making efforts to save the life of the pregnant woman and her baby.
 He said, “When the pregnant woman came in, the late Doctor Jamala had to rush to assist to take her through a possible caesarian session. He broke all protocols of payment and other hitches just to make sure he delivers the baby for the woman.
“That department deals with body fluids. The patient never presented any sign of Lassa fever during her ante-natal. Few days after that period, the Doctor started having fever and showing other signs of malaria. We never knew it was Lassa fever until the day he started vomiting blood.
“We tested him for Lassa fever and he came out positive. We then rushed him to the Lassa Fever special centre but it was too late. By the time we got there, Dr. Jamala died.”
May he rest in peace.

The Post


  1. This is a real case of occupational hazard. May he rest in peace.