Looks like the dreadful disease Ebola which we all thought had been driven away could be rearing its ugly head again in Nigeria the most populous country in Africa.
Panic is rising as the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has quarantined about 15 persons following the death of a patient in the hospital on Wednesday with symptoms suspected to be Ebola virus.
Dr. Queeneth Kalu, Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital who made the revelation on Thursday in Calabar while addressing pressmen said blood samples have been sent to
the Ebola Diagnosing Centre in Benin Edo State.
“On Wednesday, 7thOctober, 2015, we managed a patient who presented with symptoms mimicking viral hemorrhage (Ebola Virus) and have decided to take the necessary measures”.
Dr. Kalu stated that those quarantined are principally nurses who attended to the patient and those who came in contact with him before his death.
‘”The following have been informed: National Centre for Disease Control, Federal Ministry of Health, The Cross River State Government, Calabar Municipality, and the Department of State Security Services, DSS”
She said further information will be provided to the public as soon as the test results of blood samples sent for analysis in received by the hospital.