The Ebonyi state chapter of the Nigerian Medical association has lost two of its own to Lassa Fever.

Ariom Anthony Ifeanyi, secretary, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi chapter, confirmed the development on Sunday.

“It’s a sad day for NMA Ebonyi state as we lose two of our members same day to Lassa fever,” he said in a statement.

“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.”