UBTH is committed to the health and safety of our clients and staff. To that end, please read the following information on transmission, prevention, treatment and protocols for yellow fever outbreaks. As we work together, we will keep our communities safe.
KEY FACTS ABOUT YELLOW FEVER
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CASE MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL FOR SUSPECTED CASE OF YELLOW FEVER
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Symptoms – Fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, chills, nausea and vomiting, jaundice, abdominal pain, bleeding from the mouth, nose and eyes.
Exposure – History of travel to an area where there was an outbreak or endemic for yellow fever within 6 days of becoming ill.
YF Vaccination: History of YF vaccination.
Standard case definitions for yellow fever:
Suspected case: Any person with acute onset of fever with jaundice appearing within 14 days of onset of the first symptoms.
Probable case: A suspected case AND one (1) of the following – Epidemiological link to a confirmed case or an outbreak; Positive post-mortem liver histopathology.
Confirmed case: Any suspected case with positive laboratory test for yellow fever.
Supportive care with specific attention to fluid and electrolyte management.
Appropriate antibiotics if there is superimposed infection.
Avoid hepatotoxic drugs, Aspirin, NSAIDs.
The CMD, Prof. D. E. Obaseki addressing His Royal Majesty and palace Chiefs during the visit.
The Management team of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital led by the Chief Medical Director, Professor Darlington Ewaen Obaseki paid a courtesy visit on the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo n’oba n’edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II in his palace.
Speaking at the occasion, Professor Obaseki said they were in the palace to inform His Majesty of his appointment as the Chief Medical Director, introduce other members of his management team as well as to seek His Royal blessings in discharging their responsibility of providing care to the people.
Welcoming the management team, Oba Ewuare II congratulated the Chief Medical Director on his appointment and urged him to do everything within his power to ensure that the incessant strikes by health care providers is brought to the barest minimum as they do not benefit anybody. He enjoined other members of the UBTH Management to give the Chief Medical Director their maximum support to enable him improve on the successes so far recorded in the hospital.
Other members of Management on the entourage were: the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Prof. Casimir Omuemu; Deputy Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, (Research, Ethics and Training), Dr. Omokhua. Adeleye; Deputy Director, Finance & Accounts, Mr. K U. Isibor; Deputy Director/Head, Nursing Services, Mrs. E.A. Osian. Others were, the Assistant Director, Human Resources, Mr. Jimoh Kadiri, who represented the Director of Administration, Mrs. A. P. Omoregie and the Head, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of the hospital, Uwaila I.Joshua, Esq.
By: C. O. OVIASOGIE