Nigerian University Student Falls Victim To Ebola

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The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have said one of its female student is suspected to be a secondary contact of Ebola.

A statement by school management reads, “SUSPECTED EBOLA CASE IN OAU: THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER.

“A female student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, who is suspected to be a secondary contact of the Ebola Virus Disease in Port-Harcourt, is presently sick at the University Health Centre.

“After a clinical assessment by the Ebola Surveillance Preparedness and Response Committee of the University, the authorities thereafter contacted the State Ministry of Health, the Federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation(WHO).

“The female suspected to be a secondary Ebola contact has since been evacuated to the appropriate facility in Lagos for further investigations to confirm her status.

“In the meantime, the National team and the World Health Organisation team on Ebola Control have promptly decontaminated the University Health Centre despite the fact that the case is yet to be confirmed.

“The University authorities wish to emphasise the fact that the case is not a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease and therefore request all members of the University Community to remain calm as the situation is fully under control.”

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