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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.