Lassa Fever Kills NYSC Member In Cross River
Onwuegbuzie Stanley Samuel graduated from tertiary institution and you can imagine his excitement when finally he was posted to Cross River for his National Youth Service Corp.
His family members would have been so proud of him for the feat, perhaps he was one of the lucky ones in his family to have attained the level.
So with great promise, he traveled down to his place of primary assignment amidst goodbyes from his loved ones who were looking forward to the day he would complete the assignment and get a job.
Their expectations were however cut short when Samuel was reported dead.
The young man died of the Lassa fever disease at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).
According to the Cross River state commissioner of health, Dr Inyang Asibong, the Delta-born corps member was admitted at the General Hospital, Obubra, and treated for cerebral malaria for one week before he was transferred to UCTH after his condition got worse.
He was discovered to have had Lassa fever after his blood was tested at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo state.