Shehu Yakubu Nathan

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BACKGROUND Secondary transmission of Lassa fever (LF) occurs in the community and in health-care facilities, and is associated with high fatality in Nigeria. We investigated the role of oral ribavirin postexposure prophylaxis (orPEP) in preventing LF among the primary contacts of confirmed cases from December 2015 to March 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
A 21-year-old male student who resides in a university hostel in North Central Nigeria presented to our emergency unit with one-week history of fever, upper abdomen pain for five days, and yellow discoloration of the eyes for two days. Fever was high grade, intermittent , and associated with chills and rigors, anorexia, malaise, muscle and joint pain, sore(More)
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