In Cross River ‘Patient died of fever, not Ebola,’ UCTH

The National Centre for Disease Control, Federal Ministry of Health, Cross River State Government and the Department of State Services had been informed of the development.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The management of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) has debunked claims that the Ebola virus has hit Cross River state.

A statement released by UCTH to Sun Newspapers, indicates that the Patient involved, might have died from Haemorrhagic fever.

Ebola Virus play

Ebola Virus

(rt)

 

The statement reads “On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, we managed a patient who presented with symptoms mimicking viral Haemorrhagic fever. Due to the remote chance of it being contagious, we have sent the blood samples for testing and quarantined identified contacts. Further information will be made available as soon as we receive the results of the samples for analysis.”

Health workers push a wheeled stretcher holding a newly admitted Ebola patient, 16-year-old Amadou, in to the Save the Children Kerry town Ebola treatment centre outside Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner play Health workers push a wheeled stretcher holding a newly admitted Ebola patient, 16-year-old Amadou, in to the Save the Children Kerry town Ebola treatment centre outside Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

 

Adding that “The National Centre for Disease Control, Federal Ministry of Health, Cross River State Government and the Department of State Services had been informed of the development.”

Polio immunisation play

Polio immunisation

(Yahoo)

 

The Chairman of the Medical Advisory Council, UCTH, Dr. Queeneth Kalu, also confirmed that  15 people have been quarantined.

Also, the  Director Public Health, Dr. Sunday Omini called for calm, adding that the matter is being investigated.

 

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.