Thursday, 8 October 2015

10 people quarantined as patient dies of suspected Ebola disease symptoms in Calabar

10 persons have been quarantined in Calabar, Cross River state after a 
patient at the University of Calabar 
Teaching Hospital, UCTH died of 
symptoms of the deadly disease 
yesterday October 7th.

At a press conference this evening, 
the Chairman of Medical Advisory 
Committee of the hospital, Dr. Queeneth Kalu, made the revelation and said necessary steps have been taken to 
contain the spread of the suspected viral disease.

She said the blood samples have been 
sent to the Ebola Diagnosing Centre in 
Benin Edo State for proper diagnosis.
“On Wednesday, 7th October, 2015, we managed a patient who presented with symptoms mimicking viral hemorrhage (Ebola Virus) and have decided to take the necessary measures” she said
She said those who have been quarantined include the nurses who attended to 
the patient and those who came in 
contact with him before his death. 
She also stated that the National Centre 
for Disease Control, Federal Ministry of Health, The Cross River State Government, Calabar Municipality, and the Department 
of State Security Services, DSS have all 
been informed of the development.

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