The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi chapter, confirmed on Sunday that two resident doctors have died as a result of Lassa fever in the state.
Ariom Anthony Ifeanyi, secretary of the NMA in the state said in a statement that “it’s a sad day for NMA Ebonyi state as we lose two of our members same day to Lassa fever”.
The statement reads further: “Dr Ali Felix has just been laid to rest when we were struck by another bad news. Dr Udor Abel, of ENT department, FETHA has just died following symptoms suspected to be Lassa fever too.”
“As we pray for happy repose of these our fallen heroes, let’s pray for the recovery of other critical members and the safety of the entire NMA Ebonyi members.”