A male nurse working with Okomu Oil Palm staff clinic located on Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo state has reportedly lost his life to the dreaded Lassa fever.
The victim was in his 30s at the time of death was reported to be married with a child but lives in Upper Sakaponbra area of Benin city with his family.
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reported the victim was closely observed by a doctor in charge of disease control at the clinic.
A credible source told NAN the deceased was weak and suffered high fever last week.
It said, “By the time they admitted him at the clinic and run test on him, they detected that he had ‘2 plus’ malaria, with protein in his blood.
“As the fever got worse by the day, they then decided to transfer him to a private clinic in Benin City, last Saturday, where they also conducted several tests on him.
“When they suspected that he might be suffering from Lassa fever, they then decided to transfer him to the Lassa fever center at Irrua Teaching Hospital.
“But he died at the clinic even before they could finalize arrangements to take him there,’’according to the source.
All efforts to reach the Edo state Commissioner for health and Mr. David Osifo, the Managing Director of Okomu Oil Palm Company PLC to confirm the incidence proved abortive as at press time.