Suspected Ebola Virus Victim Died In Asokoro, Abuja Today

Date: 02-09-2014 8:02 am (6 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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A patient suspected to have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus has died at the Asokoro Hospital Abuja.



The suspected patient, who exhibited symptoms similar to those of persons infected with the virus died at the hospital last Friday. Following the death of the patient, the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital where the patient was being treated has been cordoned off and the accident and emergency unit has been temporarily relocated to the General outpatient unit (GOPD). Similarly, a list of all medical staff who had come in contact with the patient has been compiled and they are all under surveillance.

According to a statement by the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, on Thursday August 28, 2014 when the symptoms were observed, blood samples of the patient were taken for examination at the designated FCT Ebola testing laboratory which happens to be within the Hospital premises and the epidemiology unit of the Public Health Department of the secretariat was notified and the unit had responded.

The statement signed by the secretariat’s head of public relations, Badaru Yakassai, explained that the results of the Ebola test were being expected from the laboratory four days later (yesterday), before the patient died.

    “The Family Medicine unit of Asokoro District Hospital suspected Ebola disease in a patient on admission at the Accident and Emergency unit on the 28th of August 2014 and immediately isolated the patient. Strict infection control measures were immediately instituted. Blood sample was then taken to the designated FCT Ebola testing laboratory which happens to be within the hospital premises. The epidemiology unit of Public Health Department of the Health and Human Services Secretariat was notified and their response was immediate. The results of the Ebola test was being expected from the laboratory four days later, on Monday the 1st of September 2014.

    The case also served as a drill case to test the preparedness of the hospital to manage and contain the Ebola disease. Clinical assessment however did not reveal any history of contact or travel. However in view of the high index of suspicion, isolation and strict infection control measures were continued and the unit was condoned off. Unfortunately, the patient died the next day, Friday 29th August 2014. The accident and emergency unit was temporarily relocated to the General Outpatient Unit (GOPD). A list of all medical staff who had come into contact with the patient has been compiled and they are all under surveillance,” Yakassai explained in the statement.

The secretariat however advised residents of the territory not to panic as a case of Ebola has not been confirmed at the hospital, adding that the measures that have been put in place are only precautionary in the interest of public safety.


Posted: at 2-09-2014 08:02 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
- chicco77 at 2-09-2014 08:24 AM (6 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 2-09-2014 08:24 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Larry28 at 2-09-2014 08:26 AM (6 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 2-09-2014 08:26 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- zeigbo at 2-09-2014 09:45 AM (6 years ago)
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mmmmm

Posted: at 2-09-2014 09:45 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dareper at 2-09-2014 09:58 AM (6 years ago)
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God please oo
Posted: at 2-09-2014 09:58 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Nicksam at 2-09-2014 11:20 AM (6 years ago)
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I DON'T KNOW WHY LAGOS GOVERNMENT LEAVES THIS PEOPLE TO GO OUT FROM THE FIRST PLACE
Posted: at 2-09-2014 11:20 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- bankadetoun at 2-09-2014 11:40 AM (6 years ago)
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We really need God's mercy
Posted: at 2-09-2014 11:40 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- schmit at 2-09-2014 12:15 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: Nicksam on  2-09-2014 11:20 AM
I DON'T KNOW WHY LAGOS GOVERNMENT LEAVES THIS PEOPLE TO GO OUT FROM THE FIRST PLACE
asking d same question, if na advanced country, it won't happen
Posted: at 2-09-2014 12:15 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- cocoeni at 2-09-2014 12:49 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 2-09-2014 12:49 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 2-09-2014 03:53 PM (6 years ago)
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AHHHHHHHH!!!!
Posted: at 2-09-2014 03:53 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Ritabrenice at 2-09-2014 04:48 PM (6 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 2-09-2014 04:48 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Dames at 2-09-2014 04:55 PM (6 years ago)
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K! @ Asokoro...
Posted: at 2-09-2014 04:55 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- italianjob at 2-09-2014 05:10 PM (6 years ago)
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italy (pomezia in rome ) has found a strong vaccine against ebola virus, our goverment should move forward for it.
Posted: at 2-09-2014 05:10 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 2-09-2014 05:40 PM (6 years ago)
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nawa oooo  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 2-09-2014 05:40 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mamooda at 2-09-2014 11:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Na only you waka come Asokoro? There's God ooooh! Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
Posted: at 2-09-2014 11:25 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- paulohking at 3-09-2014 12:41 AM (6 years ago)
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hummmmm
Posted: at 3-09-2014 12:41 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- osamabinladin at 3-09-2014 06:19 AM (6 years ago)
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 Sad
Posted: at 3-09-2014 06:19 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Charlesb24 at 3-09-2014 10:12 AM (6 years ago)
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Nigerian leaders are just nothing to write home about,I only pity for the poor masses,its a pity
Posted: at 3-09-2014 10:12 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- deboalabi262 at 3-09-2014 10:55 AM (6 years ago)
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EVD is now becoming endemic in Naija....... Huh?  God dey ooooo

Posted: at 3-09-2014 10:55 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Abbeysweetie at 3-09-2014 11:13 AM (6 years ago)
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We really needs God Help
Posted: at 3-09-2014 11:13 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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