Suspected Ebola Case In Akwa Ibom

Suspected Ebola Case In Akwa Ibom

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on September 1, 2014
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A doctor works in a laboratory on collected samples of the Ebola virus at the Centre for Disease Control in Entebbe, Uganda, following an outbreak that killed 16 people in 2012. (Photo Credit: Reuters/Edward Echwalu)

A suspected case of Ebola Virus has been reported in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

The patient was admitted into the University of Uyo Teacher Hospital (UUTH) with Ebola like symptoms.

A doctor with the hospital who spoke with The Trent said the patient has been quarantined in his home as the Ebola Isolation Unit is yet to be completed.

The commissioner for health, Dr. Emem Bassey, confirming the incident said the patient came into the state from Lagos with rashes and was vomiting. He was suspected to have Ebola and was quickly quarantined.

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has claimed six lives since it was brought into Nigeria by a Liberian government official, Patrick Sawyer.

So far, the Ebola Virus has been confirmed in Lagos and River States.

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