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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:24 pm 
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Media reports cite suspect Ebola in student, 19M, in Zaria (Ahmadu Bello University) in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Subsequent media reports indicated the student had returned from Guinea.

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Kaduna records first suspected Ebola case

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
BY GODWIN ISENYO, KADUNA

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 one our 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.

http://www.punchng.com/news/kaduna-reco ... bola-case/

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A 19-year-old student of Faculty of Law, Congo Campus, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), has been diagonized with the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Kaduna, North-West Nigeria.

The Public Relations Officer, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Mallam Bilyaminu Umar, confirmed the development. He said when contacted on phoned that the student was diagonised at ABUTH, Shika, Zaria.

“Yes, there was a case of suspected Ebola patient. He is with the Faculty of Law, ABU, Zaria, and will be placed on isolation,” Umar said.

“I am out of town, but will confirm details on my return from a trip,” he added.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:30 pm 
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Ebola spreads to Kaduna, records first suspected case

on September 02, 2014 / in News 9:00 pm / Comments


By Luka Binniyat

KADUNA – Kaduna State may have recorded its first case of the Ebola virus infection. The Public Relations Officer of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, Mallam Bilyaminu Umar, Tuesday told our correspondent on phone that a law student from ABU has been admitted at the ABUTH Specialist Hospital, Shika, Zaria with signs similar to that of the Ebola lethal fever.

“I am presently not in town. But I can tell you that a law student who has been ill for some times, has shown signs of the Ebola fever. But we are still studying the development. He has already been quarantine. And all safety measures are in place. So there is no need for panic. I cannot tell you more than this”, he said.

Confirming the development to Vangaurd, Kaduna State commissioner for Health, Dr Thot Dogo said : “The hospital (ABUTH) authorities alerted the Ministry when it suspected that a student who is a Law 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.

“The blood sample of the patient has been taken to a laboratory in Lagos for tests, which will come out by Tuesday next week.

“The outcome of the laboratory result will determine further actions.

“The state government has provided the hospital management with protective equipment for its team of medical personnels attending to the patient,” he said.

The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga, who is the Chairman, Kaduna state Ebola Prevention and Control Committee, told Vanguard on phone, that the situation should not cause any anxiety in the state.

“Kaduna state Governor, Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, in his wisdom, has disignated three Ebola quarantine and prevention centers in the three senatorial zones of the state just for this kinds of emergencies. We have all the equipment and the personnels and two of the sites are ready.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Three Ebola suspected cases recorded in Kaduna
Posted by: Abdulgafar Alabelewe, Kaduna in News Update 6 mins ago

A 300 level law student at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria is has been hospitalised at teaching hospital of the university for showing symptoms similar to Ebola Virus Disease.
Even though the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Bilyaminu Umar told our Correspondent that, he was out of town, he had told an online media that, the student showed some symptoms associated with Ebola Virus Disease.
He was quoted to have said that, “Yes, there was a case of a suspected Ebola patient. He is with the Faculty of Law, ABU, Zaria and will be placed on isolation. I am out of town, but I will confirm details on my return from a trip,” he said.
However, other credible sources from the hospital told The Nation that, officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO) had taken the patient’s sample to Lagos for test and result is expected in 24 hours.
According to a senior staff in the hospital who doesn’t want his name in the print, “yes, there is a patient in the hospital with symptoms similar to Ebola, but we are not sure yet. But, our fear is that, the patient just came back Guinea, so it is a possibility that, it is Ebola Virus.
“The symptoms the boy is showing is not only peculiar to Ebola, it could be Lassar Fever, but the fact that Ebola is the epidemic around now and that the student just came back from Guinea is what worries people. In fact, a colleague just entered now and he was washing his hands, so when we asked him what happened, he said, they just took blood sample of the patient.” He stated.
However, experts have said not all patients who manifest some symptoms of the virus end up testing positive to the disease.
Meanwhile, Kaduna State Commissioner for Health. Dr. Joseph Thot Dogo had said at a function in Kaduna that, the Zaria case has not been ascertained.
He confirmed that, his ministry got the information and a team was dispatch to Zaria and the Blood sample of the suspected student was taken and flown to Lagos for laboratory test.
According to him, “this is not the first suspected case, we have one in Jaji when an army Major just back from Sierra-Leone fell sick and was said to be showing some trails of Ebola and the same process was followed and the result is negative.
“We also have a woman in Kagoro who was said to be showing trails of Ebola virus and the Ebola steering Committee has sent her blood sample to Lagos and we are expecting the result in the next 24 hours.
I can confirmed to you that Kaduna state is Ebola free and our technical committee is on standby for any unforeseen situation.” Dr
Thot said.

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/three- ... in-kaduna/

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