Kaduna Records First Suspected Ebola Case

Ebola aid worker
Ebola aid worker

A 19-year-old boy from Zaria, Kaduna State was on Tuesday put under isolation at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, for exhibiting symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus disease.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Thot Dogo, who confirmed this to PUNCH correspondents in Kaduna, said the hospital authorities alerted the ministry when they suspected that the man, who is an undergraduate of ABU, Zaria started showing some signs of Ebola symptoms like high fever and rashes on his body after over a week he was admitted at the hospital.

Dogo said the blood sample of the patient has been taken to a laboratory in Lagos for tests.

According to him, the outcome of the laboratory result would determine further actions.

He noted that the state government has provided the hospital management with protective equipment for its team of medical personnel attending to the patient.

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