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OAU Suspected Ebola Victim Tests Negative In Lagos


By Niyi Adeyi

An undergraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State who fell ill and suspected to have been infected by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been tested negative to the virus.

African Examiner reported Wednesday, relying on information made available by the institution Public Relations Officer, Biodun Olarenwaju that the school authorities having suspected the symptoms shown by the female student alerted necessary bodies and hereafter transferred her to Lagos for medical attention and further investigations.

Consequently, she was subjected to EVD test and tested negative to the disease. The outcome of the result our Correspondent reported was confirmed today Thursday by the OAU authorities.

It would be recalled the undergraduate reportedly had contact with a secondary contact, late Dr Iyke Enemuo who died in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Dr. Enemuo treated a primary contact of the country’s first and index case, Patrick Sawyer – an ECOWAS envoy in a Port Harcourt Hotel.

The school also disclosed that the lady had earlier been quarantined at the Port Harcout Ebola isolation centre, observed and completed 21 statutory days.







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