A medical Doctor, Ehivai Njamala died from the deadly viral disease,
Lassa Fever in Rivers state today January 14th. The disease, which is
fast growing into an epidemic in Nigeria, killed the doctor who is
resident at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH), Port
Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
According to the Chairman of the Nigeria Medical
Association (NMA) in the state, Dr. Duro Green, the deceased contracted
the disease while treating some patients with the virus at the Disease
Control unit in the hospital.
Dr Njamala will be the third person to have died from the viral disease
since it broke out in the state in December 2015.
Lassa fever is a deadly viral disease that is spread by infected rats.
Its spread can be stopped by keeping a rodent-free environment and
maintaining proper hygiene.