Scare Over Suspected Ebola Case In Ibadan •We’re Awaiting Lab Results —Govt

There was a scare in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Monday, over the case of suspected Ebola virus disease in the state capital.

The case was reported to have been detected at the Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan, on Monday. There were rumours that a baby was affected.

An epidemiologist with the state Ministry of Health, Dr Abass Gbolahan, has, however, said the state was awaiting the result of a laboratory test to ascertain if it was, indeed, an Ebola case.

Dr Gbolahan said the only case that the ministry was aware of was still under investigation.

“From our records at the Oyo State Ministry of Health, we are not aware of any child said to have the infection.

“The only one that we are aware of is that which was rumoured at the weekend. He was said to have travelled to Liberia and he visited a private hospital in Ibadan,” he said.

Dr Gbolahan, who said the case was being investigated by the ministry, however, added the person turned out not to have travelled outside the country since four years.

He said blood samples from the person had been collected and sent to the virology laboratory at the UCH, Ibadan.

He also said the suspect had been placed in isolation, pending when the result will be out.

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