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UBTH Doctors and Nurses Test Negative to Lassa Fever After 21-days Quarantine

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Lassa Fever RatThe Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) said in Benin on Monday that none of its medical personnel recently quarantined over Lassa Fever tested positive to the virus.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Professor Michael Ibadin, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Recall that the doctors and nurses were quarantined in April, after rendering medical services to a patient who died of Lassa Fever at the hospital. Click here if you missed it.

Ibadin said that the doctors and nurses were released to go about their normal duties on May 6th, when they did not present any symptoms of the virus, after a 21-day quarantine period.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. Tina

    May 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Thank God

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