There is panic in Osun state after rumors emerged that a sick female student of OAU who had contact with an Ebola victim in Port Harcourt is down with the killer virus.
Calm is yet to return to the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) after reports on Tuesday that a female student of the institution has been infected with the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
But the management of the institution is urging calm since it has not been clinically ascertained that the said student, who has been transferred to Lagos for screening, is actually down with the EVD.
The institution’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, however revealed that the student had contact with an EVD victim in Port Harcourt.
The student who was on admission at the OAU Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) Ile-Ife, was rumored to have manifested common Ebola symptoms.
Sources say the student only recently returned from Port Harcourt, the second Nigerian city where a diplomat died from the Ebola virus disease.
The news caused a panic wave that soon spread outside the institution into the Ife town and other parts of Osun state.
Student Pulse gathered that many parents made panic calls to their wards.
A hospital source quoted by Vanguard said the an OAU student was indeed admitted.
People who have had primary contacts with Ebola victims have very high chances of being infected.
The EVD which has a;ready killed 2300 people out of the over 4200 infected.