Two senior consultant gynecologists have been confirmed dead after contracting Lassa Fever at the Dalhatu Arafat Specialist Hospital (DASH) in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Reports indicate that they contracted the disease during an emergency Caesarian Operation on a woman who was bleeding and admitted to the hospital.

It was learnt that the pregnant woman was brought to the hospital over Lassa Fever complications but the doctors who attended to her thought her condition was pregnancy-related.

The test result showed she had Lassa fever, which actually led to complications that resulted in premature labour that necessitated her being rushed to the hospital on emergency.

Multiple reports say one of the doctors who performed the operation died last week and that the test result confirmed that he died of Lassa fever while the second doctor died on Wednesday December 15.

The Hospital’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mrs. Ruth Namo, confirmed that the two gynecologists died of Lassa fever.

This development comes after the Nasarawa State Ministry of Health declared a Lassa Fever outbreak was imminent in the State.

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