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  • Nigeria - Hospital Shuts Emergency Ward over Ebola Scare - "10 people in quarantaine" - WHO says man tested negative for Ebola and Lassa

    October 08, 2015

    The Federal Government has dispatched a team of medical team to Calabar, Cross River state ascertain the suspected Ebola scare.

    The accident and emergency ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital has been shut down following an Ebola Virus scare.
    The scare was as a result of the death of a patient, who died at about 2pm, after symptoms related to the deadly Ebola virus manifested before he finally passed away.

    Reports say the patient, whose identity could not be ascertained, was brought in from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State on Tuesday with high body temperature while at the same time was vomiting, stooling and bleeding from nose.

    The patient died shortly after samples were taken from him for investigation.

    However, the Federal Ministry of Health has ruled out the case of Ebola, saying that it suspected that the patient could have died of Haemorrhagic fever.

    Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi, Director National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) told our reporters that a team has been dispatched to Calabar to verify the case.

    He also said that the government is awaiting the result of the laboratory investigation.
    The Federal Government has dispatched a team of medical team to Calabar, Cross River state ascertain the suspected Ebola scare
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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    Nigerian Hospital Shuts Emergency Ward over Ebola Scare

    The accident and emergency ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital has been shut down following an Ebola Virus scare.
    The scare was as a result of the death of a patient, who died at about 2pm, after symptoms related to the deadly Ebola virus manifested before he finally passed away.
    Reports say the patient, whose identity could not be ascertained, was brought in from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State on Tuesday with high body temperature while at the same time was vomiting, stooling and bleeding from nose.
    The patient died shortly after samples were taken from him for investigation.
    According to hospital sources, after the death, the accident and emergency ward was quarantined in order to curtail and suspicion.
    “A patient was brought in on Tuesday vomiting, stooling and bleeding from the nose and mouth. He had a high temperature. It was suspected that he had Haemorrhagic fever but it has not been confirmed. He died around 2pm and his body has been quarantined while the ward was shut down,” a source said.
    But another source in the hospital, who did not also want to be mentioned, said the patient was suspected to have died of Haemorrhagic fever.
    He, however, said the state Ebola Emergency team was invited at about 6pm to take the sample of the dead suspect for further investigation.
    When contacted, the Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee, who also doubles as the Deputy Chief Medical Director of UCTH, Queenet Kalu, confirmed the scare, but said the patient was suspected to have died of Haemorrhagic fever.
    The accident and emergency ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital has been shut down following an Ebola Virus scare. The scare was as a result of the death of a patient, who died at about 2pm, after symptoms related to the deadly Ebola virus manifested before he finally passed away. Reports say the ...
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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    • #3
      10 Quarantined After Man Dies Exhibiting Ebola Symptoms in Calabar


      Nigeria - About 10 people have been quarantined following an Ebola Virus Disease scare at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross Rivers State.



      Although management of the hospital denied the development, it nevertheless have shut down the Accident and Emergency ward after the Ebola virus scare hit the health institution yesterday.

      “A patient was brought in on Tuesday, vomiting, stooling and bleeding from the nose and mouth. He had high temperature. It was suspected that he had haemorrhagic fever, but it has not been confirmed. He died at about 2 a.m. yesterday and his body has been quarantined, while the ward was shut down.” a staff of the hospital said.

      However another staff said “the patient was suspected to have died of haemorrhagic fever or adverse drug reaction.”

      The employee said the State Ebola Emergency and primary healthcare teams were contacted and they arrived about 6 p.m. to take the sample of the deceased for further investigation.

      Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of UCTH, Dr. Queenet Kalu, confirmed the development, admitting that there was a patient who died of symptoms suspected to be haemorrhagic fever.
      Discussion in 'Metro News' started by Lequte, Oct 8, 2015 at 7:13 PM. Views count: 1
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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      • #4
        Cross River dismisses Ebola rumour at UCTH

        08 October 2015, 20:47

        Calabar - The Cross River Government says it is awaiting results of blood samples of a patient, who died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) with symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever.
        ...
        Omini was reacting to media reports that a suspected Ebola patient died in UCTH on Wednesday.

        "We are aware of the situation and we have got preliminary reports from the hospital, and we are all awaiting the result of the blood samples.

        "But judging from the information I have received so far, I am 90 per cent sure that it is not Ebola.
        ...
        http://www.news24.com.ng/National/Ne...-UCTH-20151008

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        Ebola scare again, doctor, 9 nurses, 5 others quarantined in Cross River

        By Naija News on October 9, 2015
        ...
        Among those said to have been quarantined were a medical doctor, nine nurses and four medical workers. The decision of the management to quarantine them came on the heels of the death of a patient on Wednesday suspected to have the symptoms of Ebola.
        ...
        Speaking, Dr. Sunday Omini, the Director of Public Health, Cross River State, said he doubted if the symptoms are that of Ebola, adding that it could be that of Dengue fever or Lassa fever. Dr Omini said, however, that the Cross River State government is on top of the situation, calling for calm among members of the public.
        ...

        http://www.naijacenter.com/health-2/...n-cross-river/
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          Negative for Ebola and Lassa:

          http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34482989

          A WHO spokesman later confirmed the man had tested negative for Ebola and Lassa fever.

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          • #6
            Federal government denies Ebola resurgence in Calabar

            By Sylvester Ugwuanyi on October 9, 2015
            ...
            The young man was down with symptoms that are similar with that of Ebola. His temperature was 37 degrees. But he had not traveled outside Calabar. His family has a case of chicken pox.
            ...
            As we speak, it has nothing to do with Lasser Fever and Ebola as results confirmed that it was negative. But the results of what actually killed him would be ready on Monday.”

            http://dailypost.ng/2015/10/09/feder...ce-in-calabar/
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #7
              Ebola Scare: Nigeria Remains Ebola-free- FG

              Abuja, By Winifred Ogbebo and Victor Okeke
              — Oct 9, 2015 4:56 pm | Leave a comment

              The Federal Government has allayed fears while debunking rumours of another Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) incidence in Nigeria, following the rumour of a suspected outbreak in Cross River State of a 21 year-old-male student of the University of Calabar..

              Speaking to journalists on Friday in Abuja over the rumours of an outbreak, the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Linus Awute, stated, “The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) hereby confirms that there is no Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, and thus Nigeria remains Ebola- free.

              Meanwhile, the victim was said to have been admitted in the casualty ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital by the mother and other family members with bleeding, diarrhea, vomiting, skin rashes and mouth lesions.

              His temperature on admission was 37 degrees centigrade and his vital signs were stable.

              The parents said that the patient had never travelled outside Calabar. On the basis of the signs and symptoms, a tentative diagnosis of viral hemorrhagic fever, to rule out Lassa fever was made.

              Some of his family members, specially the brother and sister are said to have a history of chicken pox in the last one week, prior to his falling ill.

              The patient was treated with antipyretics and antibiotics during the course of illness and received intravenous fluids. Sadly, at exactly 8:15am, 7 hours post-admission, the patient passed on.
              ...
              “ Tests on the blood sample were run throughout the night and at 8a.m.thismorning; results confirmed that the diseased was negative for both the Ebola Virus and Lassa Fever Virus.
              ...
              The permanent secretary, FMoH disclosed that additional tests using next generation sequencing methods are currently being carried out at the Redeemers University African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases at Ede, Osun State, to confirm which virus must have caused the infection and death. The result of these tests is expected on Monday October 12th 2015
              ...

              http://leadership.ng/news/466070/ebo...-ebola-free-fg
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #8
                CTH Ebola scare: Accident and Emergency Unit reopened, eye witnesses recount experience

                By Anietie Akpan, Calabar on October 13, 2015 12:51 am

                ...
                More facts emerged on the recent Ebola scare incident indicating that the 21 year old suspect who caused the scare must have died out of negligence.

                The boy was said to have suffered from chicken pox and had taken septrin, which resulted to the bleeding and eventually he was kept for over three hours because the doctors and nurses were scared and his sample was not taken when he was alive.
                ...
                “The first doctor was called and he drove down but when he got to the accident and emergency unit were the boy was, he drove off. The second doctor did the same thing and they switched off their phones. They now called an anatomist me but I disappeared too because life is only one and there is no duplicate. You see if you die they will not write in your face anatomist.

                “Later it was one of the second Chairman, Medical Advisory Council (CMAC) Dr. Ikpi. The boy died at about 7.30 am but the sample was not taken until at about 10 pm of that day September 7 Dr. Edet Ikpi came and the person was dead.”

                “The late boy was said to have been left in a stretcher just by the passage of the A and E unit until the time the test was taken.”
                ...

                http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/...nt-experience/
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #9
                  Poisoning suspected (perhaps as above), but parts of the hospital remain shut:

                  http://thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2015/10...-shut-says-fg/

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                  • #10
                    No (known) viruses, bacteria, or fungi found, chemical poisoning suspected:

                    http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/...r-ebola-scare/

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                    • #11
                      Metallic poisoning, not Ebola killed UNICAL student–FG

                      1:48 am 0 295
                      Friday Olokor

                      The Federal Government has given a clue to what might have killed a 21-year-old male student of the University of Calabar, who was suspected to have died of Ebola Virus Disease. It said the deceased died of “metallic poisoning.”
                      ...
                      “It is not Ebola and cannot be associated with any infectious disease because all the public health protocols required in ascertaining that it is not Ebola and it is not any hemorrhagic fever has been done. The number of days for which it can infect another person or any other person around him to show similar symptoms has also been exceeded.

                      “So, one can comfortably conclude that it is not Ebola; it is not any other infectious disease. It has to do with the management of the person’s lifestyle in terms of what he ate or what he drank. It is just that in this era when we have to be vigilant about infectious diseases, you don’t see such things and take it for granted. So, that is why we had to respond in the way and manner that is expected of us as the custodian of the health system of Nigeria.”

                      In its earlier test, the government claimed that initial findings by the laboratory necessitated additional tests, leading to a delay in the release of the result.
                      ...
                      http://punchng.com/2015/11/3397
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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