Kaduna: Strange disease kills 3 health workers, patient at military hospital 

The Nigeria Army Referral Hospital, Kaduna (NARHK), has confirmed the death of three health workers and a patient within two days following the outbreak of a strange disease.

The army, in an internal correspondence dated 21 February said the three health workers were managing the patient at the hospital for the disease.

The memo, signed by SO Okoigi, a brigadier general, was addressed to the headquarters of the Nigerian Army Corps, Bonny Cantonment, Victory Island, Lagos.

“The Accident and Emergency (A&E) Dept of 44 NARHK has witnessed the loss of 3 members of staff and a patient in the last 48 hours with some in critical condition.

“They are suspected to have died from Acute Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF). This followed the management of a patient with febrile illness thought to have been the index patient with the disease 10 days ago, having presented with a febrile illness”, the memo stated.

However, the Nigerian Army  said there is no cause for residents to panic over the  suspected outbreak of Lassa fever

The Army’s spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, said the hospital facility has been disinfected, while immediate closure and evacuation of the Accident and Emergency ward of the hospital had been ordered.

 (Premium Times)