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  • #76
    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 9 cases, 2 fatalities

    Source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/0...0QE4LR20140808


    Nigerian oil firm shuts clinic after suspected Ebola case admitted
    ABUJA Fri Aug 8, 2014 5:06pm BST

    Aug 8 (Reuters) - Nigeria's state oil company NNPC said on Friday it had shut down its own clinic in Lagos' commercial district of Victoria Island, after a suspected Ebola case was admitted there.

    The patient who arrived there sick had previously visited the First Consultant Medical Centre, also now shut, where the country's first case of Ebola was recorded...

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    • #77
      Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 13 cases, 2 fatalities as of August 6, 2014 (WHO)

      Hattip Shiloh

      Ebola virus disease, West Africa ? update 8 August 2014
      ...
      Disease update

      New cases and deaths attributable to EVD continue to be reported by the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Between 5 and 6 August 2014, 68 new cases (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) of EVD and 29 deaths were reported from the four countries as follows: Guinea, 0 new cases and 4 deaths; Liberia, 38 new cases and 12 deaths; Nigeria, 4 new cases and 1 death; and Sierra Leone, 26 new cases and 12 deaths.

      As of 6 August 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to EVD in the four countries stands at 1 779, including 961 deaths. The distribution and classification of the cases are as follows: Guinea, 495 cases (355 confirmed, 133 probable, and 7 suspected), including 367 deaths; Liberia, 554 cases (148 confirmed, 274 probable, and 132 suspected), including 294 deaths; Nigeria, 13 cases (0 confirmed, 7 probable, and 6 suspected), including 2 deaths; and Sierra Leone, 717 cases (631 confirmed, 38 probable, and 48 suspected), including 298 deaths.
      ...

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      • #78
        Re: Ebola: 13 cases, 2 fatalities as of August 6, 2014 (WHO)

        Nigeria Struggles to Cope With Ebola Outbreak

        By SABRINA TAVERNISEAUG. 10, 2014
        ...
        The story of Mr. Sawyer, who was reportedly aware that he was sick when he left Liberia, demonstrates just how difficult containing the disease will be in the modern age of rapid travel and growing urbanization.
        ...
        Almost all of the suspected Ebola cases involve people who had direct contact with Mr. Sawyer ? either in the airport where he was helped into a car or in the hospital where he was treated, the First Consultant Medical Center.

        Newspapers in Liberia and Nigeria were brimming with accounts of the strange tale of Mr. Sawyer?s sickness, which began in Liberia, where the disease is exploding.

        According to a report in The National Chronicle, a Liberian newspaper, Mr. Sawyer?s sister, who died of Ebola in early July, had come to a hospital bleeding, but when doctors and nurses tried to put her in isolation, Mr. Sawyer refused to allow it, demanding that she be given a private ward. He undressed her, put her into a wheelchair and offered the hospital workers cash, the paper said.

        And in an account in The New Dawn, a Liberian newspaper, which cited footage from a security camera in the airport in Monrovia, Mr. Sawyer was behaving strangely as he waited for his flight out of Liberia, sitting alone, avoiding physical contact with people ? including an immigration agent who tried to shake his hand ? and even lying flat on his stomach on the floor of a corridor of the airport.

        The episode prompted the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to publicly apologize to Nigeria about Mr. Sawyer, who she said had sneaked out of Liberia, where he was being tracked as a potential Ebola case, according to The Daily Independent, a Nigerian newspaper.

        The number of suspected cases has continued to tick up slowly. Nigeria?s state oil company announced on Friday that it had closed its clinic in Lagos after a patient suspected of having Ebola was admitted there. The patient had visited the First Consultant Medical Center, which has since been closed.
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        • #79
          Re: Ebola: 13 cases, 2 fatalities as of August 6, 2014 (WHO)

          A further 2 people in Lagos have tested positive for Ebola. Over 130 others are being monitored for symptoms, including 48 who were on the flight with the Ebola case on 20 July.

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          • #80
            Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 13 cases, 2 fatalities as of August 6, 2014 (WHO)

            Another Ebola Victim: Newlywed Nurse Tests Positive to the Virus in Lagos

            <a href="http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/another-ebola-victim-newlywed-nurse-tests-positive-to-the-virus-in-lagos.87858/"><abbr title="Aug 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM" class="DateTime" data-time="1407762435" data-diff="3992" data-datestring="Aug 11, 2014" data-timestring="2:07 PM">Today at 2:07 PM</abbr>.
            The Ebola virus has Nigeria panic-stricken, as shown by the salt overdose recorded over the weekend. To fuel the fear, another nurse in Lagos has tested positive for the virus.

            This is happening days after a nurse who had contact with the first victim, Patrick Sawyer, has died from the virus.

            According to reports, this nurse is a newlywed and was also among the experts who came in contact with Patrick Sawyer.

            Nine people have so far been infected, bringing the number of cases in Nigeria to ten.

            Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, has confirmed that her husband was among the 177 people currently placed under surveillance.

            Two people have died from the virus so far: the Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, and the first Nigerian nurse.
            http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/thre...n-lagos.87858/
            CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

            treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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            • #81
              Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 13 cases, 2 fatalities as of August 6, 2014 (WHO)

              <header> Treat Severe Malaria As Ebola, FCT PHCDB Tells Health Workers

              By Igho Oyoyo
              ? Aug 11, 2014 | 1 Comment </header> The executive secretary of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board (PHCDB), Dr Rilwan Mohammed, has adviced health workers in the six area council of Abuja, especially those at the rural communities to treat all cases of severe malaria as Ebola virus Disease (EVD).
              Speaking during a training and sensitisation programme for health workers in the FCT, Mohammed urged health personnel to treat patients with severe malaria; that is vomiting or has diarrhea and is bleeding, as possible EVC carriers and, as such, should protect themselves before attending to such patients until it is proven otherwise.
              The PHCDB boss said that there are 1712 suspected cases of Ebola virus worldwide, while there are 922 people infected presently and there are seven confirmed cases in Nigeria.
              He said, ?the FCTA is prepared to fight the outbreak of the virus, which is why we are organisi....http://leadership.ng/news/380667/tre...health-workers
              CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

              treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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              • #82
                Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 13 cases, 2 fatalities as of August 6, 2014 (WHO)

                Pandemonium at Lagos Airport as passenger slumps, dies

                A Nigerian passenger who was about boarding an Arik Air flight back to Accra, Ghana slumped and died yesterday moments after undergoing a screening to assertain his Ebola virus status.

                The incident Daily Sun gathered occurred at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos. But the result later indicated he was Ebola negative.

                The death of the passenger whose name was given as Mr. Akunne Osei, created panic among other passengers and health care workers that another Ebola virus victim had died at the airport and might have infected the few persons that had come in contact with him.

                The death of this Nigerian passenger caused a very serious pandemonium at the airport as people ran for their lives leaving the corpse to lie unattended to for several hours for fear that the deceased would have been killed by Ebola virus.

                ...

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                • #83
                  Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 13 cases, 2 fatalities as of August 9, 2014 (WHO)

                  Hattip Shiloh

                  Ebola virus disease, West Africa ? update 11 August 2014
                  ...
                  Disease update

                  New cases and deaths attributable to EVD continue to be reported by the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Between 7 and 9 August 2014, 69 new cases (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) of EVD and 52 deaths were reported from the four countries as follows: Guinea, 11 new cases and 6 deaths; Liberia, 45 new cases and 29 deaths; Nigeria, 0 new cases and 0 deaths; and Sierra Leone, 13 new cases and 17 deaths.

                  Confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths from Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, as of 9 August 2014


                  <TABLE style="BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; WIDTH: 450px; BORDER-TOP: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(192,192,192)"><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap></TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>New <SUP>1</SUP>



                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Confirmed



                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Probable



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                  (by Country)




                  </TD></TR><TR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(230,230,250)"><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Guinea


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Cases


                  </TD><TD noWrap>11


                  </TD><TD noWrap>362


                  </TD><TD noWrap>133


                  </TD><TD noWrap>11


                  </TD><TD noWrap>506


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Deaths


                  </TD><TD noWrap>6


                  </TD><TD noWrap>238


                  </TD><TD noWrap>133


                  </TD><TD noWrap>2


                  </TD><TD noWrap>373


                  </TD></TR><TR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(230,230,250)"><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Liberia


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Cases


                  </TD><TD noWrap>45


                  </TD><TD noWrap>158


                  </TD><TD noWrap>306


                  </TD><TD noWrap>135


                  </TD><TD noWrap>599


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Deaths


                  </TD><TD noWrap>29


                  </TD><TD noWrap>146


                  </TD><TD noWrap>125


                  </TD><TD noWrap>52


                  </TD><TD noWrap>323


                  </TD></TR><TR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(230,230,250)"><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Nigeria


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Cases


                  </TD><TD noWrap>0


                  </TD><TD noWrap>0


                  </TD><TD noWrap>10


                  </TD><TD noWrap>3


                  </TD><TD noWrap>13


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Deaths


                  </TD><TD noWrap>0


                  </TD><TD noWrap>0


                  </TD><TD noWrap>2


                  </TD><TD noWrap>0


                  </TD><TD noWrap>2


                  </TD></TR><TR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(230,230,250)"><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Sierra Leone


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD><TD noWrap>


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Cases


                  </TD><TD noWrap>13


                  </TD><TD noWrap>656


                  </TD><TD noWrap>37


                  </TD><TD noWrap>37


                  </TD><TD noWrap>730


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Deaths


                  </TD><TD noWrap>17


                  </TD><TD noWrap>276


                  </TD><TD noWrap>34


                  </TD><TD noWrap>5


                  </TD><TD noWrap>315


                  </TD></TR><TR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(230,230,250)"><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Totals


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Cases


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>69


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>1176


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>486


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>186


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>1848


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>Deaths


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>52


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>660


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>294


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>59


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>1013


                  </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom width=360 colSpan=4 noWrap>1. New cases were reported between 7 and 9 August 2014.


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD><TD vAlign=bottom noWrap>


                  </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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                  • #84
                    Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 12 cases, 3 fatalities as of August 11, 2014 (WHO)

                    Hattip Alert

                    Ebola virus disease update - west Africa
                    Disease outbreak news
                    13 August 2014
                    ...
                    Confirmed, probable, and suspect cases and deaths from Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, as of 11 August 2014<!--begin table -->
                    <TABLE class=borderOn><THEAD><TR><TD class=RightAlign rowSpan=2></TD><TD class=CenterAlign rowSpan=2>New (1)</TD><TD class=CenterAlign rowSpan=2>Confirmed</TD><TD class=CenterAlign rowSpan=2>Probable</TD><TD class=CenterAlign rowSpan=2>Suspect</TD><TD class=CenterAlign rowSpan=2>Totals</TD></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR></TR><TR><TD>Guinea</TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Cases</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>4</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>369</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>133</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>8</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>510</TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Deaths</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>4</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>242</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>133</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>2</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>377</TD></TR><TR><TD>Liberia </TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Cases</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>71</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>166</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>358</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>146</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>670</TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Deaths</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>32</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>149</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>153</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>53</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>355</TD></TR><TR><TD>Nigeria</TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Cases</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>0</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>10</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>0</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>2</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>12</TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Deaths</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>1</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>0</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>3</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>0</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>3</TD></TR><TR><TD>Sierra Leone</TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Cases</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>53</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>706</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>38</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>39</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>783</TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Deaths</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>19</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>295</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>34</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>5</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>334</TD></TR><TR><TD>Totals</TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD><TD class=CenterAlign></TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Cases</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>128</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>1251</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>529</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>195</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>1975</TD></TR><TR><TD class=RightAlign>Deaths</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>56</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>686</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>323</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>60</TD><TD class=CenterAlign>1069</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=6>(1) New cases were reported between 10 and 11 August 2014.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
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                    • #85
                      Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 12 cases, 3 fatalities as of August 13, 2014 (WHO)

                      Ebola: FG Confirms 198 Suspected Victims Are Quarantined


                      As various levels of government in the country battle to check further spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the number of the suspected victims has continue to rise as the Federal Government just confirmed almost 200 people being currently quarantined in Lagos and Enugu states, in the South Western and Eastern Nigeria respectively.

                      Information Minister, Labaran Maku made this known on Wednesday in Abuja in a chart with the State House Correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

                      Maku confirmed that the quarantined patients had contact with the country?s first EVD casualty, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who died three weeks in a Lagos private Hospital, stating that a nurse among the suspected victims left Lagos for Enugu, despite the warning against the trip.

                      According to the Minister, a total of 198 persons he stated were presently under watch by the Ministry of Health to contain further spread of the disease, clarifying that out of the figure, 177 victims were in Lagos while 21 were in Enugu.

                      As various levels of government in the country battle to check further spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the number of the suspected victims has continue to rise as the Federal Government just confirmed almost 200 people being currently quarantined in Lagos and Enugu states, in the South Western and Eastern Nigeria respectively. Information Minister,

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                      • #86
                        Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 12 cases, 3 fatalities as of August 11, 2014 (WHO report August 13, 2014)

                        Nigeria reports one more Ebola case, 11 in total

                        (Reuters) - Nigeria has confirmed 11 cases of Ebola, an increase of one from the last count, the health minister said on Thursday.

                        The case was someone in Lagos who had had contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola to Nigeria on a plane on July 20, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told a news conference in the capital Abuja.


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                        • #87
                          Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 12 cases, 3 fatalities as of August 11, 2014 (WHO report August 13, 2014)

                          Source: http://thenationonlineng.net/new/ebo...va-trial-drug/

                          Ebola: Nigeria gets Nano-silva trial drug
                          Posted by: Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja in Featured, News, News Update 1 min ago

                          ?Says disease restricted to Lagos

                          The Federal Government is to receive Nano Silver trial drug for the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease patients, it was learnt.

                          The drug is from Nigerian scientist.

                          Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu said yesterday at a Press Briefing in Abuja said it has been used experimentally for many things.
                          The drug he said is getting to Lagos this morning.

                          Besides, he said eleven people have so far been tested positive to the deadly disease. The number included the index, Patrick Sawyer...

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                          • #88
                            Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 12 cases, 3 fatalities as of August 11, 2014 (WHO report August 13, 2014)

                            Source: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...aspx?id=235422

                            Nigeria records fourth case of Ebola fatalities in Lagos
                            Aug 14,2014

                            ABUJA, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria on Thursday recorded the fourth case of Ebola fatalities following the death of a nurse who came in contact with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the index case of the virus in the West African country, local media reported.

                            The nurse died early Thursday at the Yaba Mainland General Hospital in Nigeria's most populous city of Lagos, according to local online newspaper Premium Times. An official statement confirming the development was yet to be issued.

                            However, relatives of the deceased arrived at the health facility Thursday afternoon to mourn their dead. They gathered in groups, making phone calls to other relatives and weeping inconsolably.

                            Jide Idris, commissioner for health in the southwestern Nigeria's state of Lagos, was also at the hospital. He left the health facility after a brief meeting with the staff, but declined to make official comment on the death of the nurse...

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                            • #89
                              Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 12 cases, 3 fatalities as of August 11, 2014 (WHO report August 13, 2014)

                              Seven-Month Old Baby suspected to have contracted Ebola in Kwara

                              The Kwara State Chairman of Ebola Viral Disease Control Committee, Prof. Sunday Opabola, on Thursday said that a suspected case of Ebola disease has been reported in the state.

                              He stated that the suspect is a seven-month old baby who had come with his parents from Ibadan for a visit at Ilorin after one of those taking care of him had returned to Ibadan from Lagos.

                              Addressing journalists in Ilorin on Thursday, he stated that it had not yet been confirmed that the child is infected with Ebola and that there is no confirmed case of the disease in the state as being rumoured, adding that residents of the state should not panic.

                              The  Kwara State Chairman of Ebola Viral Disease  Control Committee,  Prof.  Sunday Opabola,  on Thursday said that a suspected case of Ebol...

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                              • #90
                                Re: Nigeria - Ebola: 12 cases, 3 fatalities as of August 11, 2014 (WHO report August 13, 2014)


                                <SMALL>Location of Kwara State in Nigeria</SMALL>
                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwara_State

                                Ebola Virus: Kwara reports suspected case in Ilorin

                                Thursday, 14 August 2014 22:02
                                Written by Abiodun Fagbemi, Ilorin
                                Category: National

                                KWARA State government Thursday announced the discovery of a suspected case of Ebola virus in Ilorin.

                                The suspected case, a boy of seven months old, was said to have been treated for fever at a private hospital in the town.

                                His mother was said to have travelled from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to Ilorin when the boy fell ill.

                                When the condition did no improve after two days on admission as he persisted in stooling and vomiting, he was referred to a pediatrician who is the proprietor of another clinic.

                                After spending about three hours in the referred hospital, according to the Senior Special Assistant on Public Health to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Prof. Sunday Opakunle, the proprietor of the clinic said there were traces of blood in the stool, and quickly alerted the Ebola Committee on the development.

                                According to Opakunle at a press briefing in Ilorin, ?ordinarily the symptoms could have been something else, but in view of the prevailing global scourge on Ebola, we decided not to take chances on it. We moved into action, by evacuating the baby and the mother to our isolated ward for Ebola at Sobi Specialist Hospital where the boy is placed on examination and treatment. Besides, we have sealed the clinics for a few days and de contaminated them.?

                                He disclosed that no history of contact was established between the patient as none of those around the baby was symptomatic.

                                He said the next stage was to conduct examination and Laboratory Medical Imaging on him.

                                Opabola said, the samples of the baby had been sent to Lagos, Redeemer University and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) with a promise that the results would be made available ?later today.?

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