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Panic As Kaduna Records First Suspected Ebola Case



Kaduna has recorded its first suspected case of the Ebola Virus Disease with a 19-year-old student from Zaria being put under monitor at the isolation centre at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria.

The suspect, an undergraduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, has been said to be exhibiting symptoms of the deadly EVD.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Thot Dogo, confirmed this to one our correspondents in Kaduna on Tuesday.

Dogo said the authorities of the ABU Teaching Hospital alerted his ministry when they suspected that the man started showing some symptoms of Ebola. He said the suspect had high fever and rashes on his body after being admitted in the hospital for over a week.

“The man has fever and there are rashes all over his body. These are symptoms consistent with the Ebola disease. The blood sample of the patient has been taken to a laboratory in Lagos for tests and we expect the result of the test today,” the commissioner said.


He added that the outcome of the laboratory result would determine further actions, saying the state government had provided the management of ABUTH with protective equipment for its team of medical personnel attending to the patient.

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