Friday, 9 October 2015

Ministry of Health denies return of Ebola in Nigeria, says sick patient in Calabar did not die of the disease

The Ministry of Health has discredited reports of another case of Ebola in Calabar Cross Rivers, affirming that Nigeria is Ebola free. There was an Ebola scare in Nigeria yesterday October 8th after a man died of hemorrhagic fever seven hours after he was admitted on Wednesday October 7th, making the doctors suspect it could be a new case of Ebola and immediately quarantined 10 people including nurses who treated the dead patient and every other person who had contact with him.

At a press conference in Calabar this afternoon, the permanent secretary of the ministry of Health, Linus Awute said test carried out on the dead patient's specimen, tested negative to Ebola and Lassa fever.
"After the tests, it is very clear it has nothing to do with Ebola or Lassa fever. Results confirmed that the deceased was negative of Ebola virus and Lassa fever. The ministry of health states that Nigeria remains Ebola free." he said

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