DOCTORS IN WIESBADEN HOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER A NIGERIAN MAN DIED OF LASSA FEVER.
Michael Albani (L), chief of the 'Dr. Horst-Schmidt Clinic' in the west German city of Wiesbaden, Boye Weisner (R), the doctor who handled the treatment of a Nigerean patient listen to Thomas Weber, doctor of the clinic, during a news conference at the clinic April 4. A 57-year-old Nigerian man died of the highly infectious tropical disease Lassa Fever in Wiesbaden, health authorities in the state of Hesse said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman from the state health authority said the unnamed victim was admitted to a clinic for tests on March 27 but doctors only discovered he had Lassa Fever after his death on Saturday. Health officials were now monitoring everyone who had come into contact with the dead man, but the spokeswoman said it was most unlikely that he had passed the disease on to anyone else.