Lassa fever: Kogi NMA tasks health workers on safety precautions


The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi has advised healthcare practitioners in the state to always observe safety precautions whenever attending to patients.

Dr Godwin Tijani, the state Chairman of NMA, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday.

Tijani also advised the general public to store food items, especially grains, garri and powdered food in air-tight containers.

According to him, the call becomes necessary following Saturday’s announcement of a medical doctor with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, diagnosed of Lassa fever.

Lassa Fever

“The general public should endeavour to quickly report any case of high grade fever not responding to antimalarial treatment to the nearest hospital, so that quick diagnosis and treatment can be instituted.

“Early presentation has a good prognosis,” he said.

The medical doctor, who described…

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