Saturday, October 10, 2015

#EBOLA Alert: Cross River case not Ebola — WHO, Fed Govt

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The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday  insisted that the man who died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) this week had no Ebola.
Ten  people were quarantined as a precaution.
Cory Couillard, from the WHO African Region, told AFP in an email that the “laboratory investigation for EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) and Lassa fever turned out negative”.

The Federal Government also confirmed yesterday that the  results of the laboratory tests on.....
the deceased were negative.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute, told reporters in Abuja that the  result which came in yesterday morning was negative for  Ebola Virus and Lassa Fever virus.
He, however, said that  further tests were  ongoing to confirm the actual cause of the patient’s death.
The result is expected to be made public on Monday.

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