EBOLA : Ebola Virus Scare In Calabar, One Dead

Published On: October 8, 2015, 11:30 am (5 years ago)
Author: CLARA JANCITA
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Fear has gripped workers and patients of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) in Calabar, Cross River State over a suspected case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Although management of the hospital denied the development, it nevertheless, shut down the Accident and Emergency ward after the Ebola virus scare hit the health institution yesterday.
Investigation by Reporters revealed that the scare was induced by the death of a patient, who was brought in from nearby Akpabuyo community in Akpabuyo Local Govern­ment Area of the state for treatment on Tuesday evening, but reportedly died at about 2 a.m.yesterday, of symptoms related to the deadly virus.
The patient, whose identity could not be ascertained as at press time, was said to have vomited so much blood and bled from other sensitive parts of his body.
 Sources said the body temperature of the patient also ran high, when he was brought in by family members, adding that the patient died shortly after samples were taken from his blood for investigation. It was also gathered that due to the incident, the Accident and Emergency ward of the hospital has been shut down.

 A source said:
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“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.” But another staff of the hospital, who declined to be named, 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.
When contacted, Chair­man of the Medical Ad­visory Committee of UCTH, Dr. Queenet Kalu said there was a case of a patient, who died of symptoms suspected to be haemorrhagic fever.
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“Yes, we had a patient that was suspected to have died of haemorrhagic fe­ver, but it does not call for panic as everything is under control.
 There is no need for the public to be scared of EVD as it has not been confirmed.”
As at the time of going to press, all the nurses and medical personnel, who had contacts with the pa­tient have been invited back to the hospital and quarantined for treatment.


Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 11:30 AM | Hero
Eh abeg o. No be my state o. Make dat evil sickness no reach there abeg o. GOD help us o. We don't want to hear abt it in dis country again biko
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 11:45 AM | Addicted Hero
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Ebola wetin make una no start again ooo
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 12:20 PM | Addicted Hero
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E no now wher i won go calabar e go happen... Maybe na another disease,not EBOLA.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 12:31 PM | Gistmaniac
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proly proly (f)
Haba I pray its not ebola again oooooo
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 01:01 PM | Hero
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hehehehe...fire on the ...mountain...aaaah
hope say this people never let the cat out of
the box....hehehe...Ebola no get mercy oooh
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 01:14 PM | Hero
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hehehehe...fire on the ...mountain...aaaah
hope say this people never let the cat out of
the box....hehehe...Ebola no get mercy oooh
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 01:18 PM | Hero
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Ah Ebola again i think say the thing don finish oh,na who come bring am back again
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 01:35 PM | Upcoming
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Not again! I thought we've been relived from this deadly virus, may God save Nigeria from her predicaments.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 01:36 PM | Gistmaniac
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Oways Oways (m)
Make una hold una piece their
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 02:36 PM | Gistmaniac
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Calabar people nor dey fear anything ooh cause if EVD dey DOG them go chop am and if EVD dey for man D!CK them go 4kam  #TeamCalabar
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 02:48 PM | Upcoming
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Ooops
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 02:58 PM | Gistmaniac
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 Grin Grin so,we should quarantine all Cross River State indigenes from this site, until the situation is resolved .
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 03:01 PM | Hero
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Quote from: Ogunde Johnson  link=topic=274750.msg4570236#msg4570236 date=1444312112
Calabar people nor dey fear anything ooh cause if EVD dey DOG them go chop am and if EVD dey for man D!CK them go 4kam  #TeamCalabar
.   Cross river is still d neates state in dis country so sharap. Ur stupidity no tell u say anythg bad dem no dey chop am be careful
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 03:57 PM | Addicted Hero
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Eh abeg o. No be my state o. Make dat evil sickness no reach there abeg o. GOD help us o. We don't want to hear abt it in dis country again biko
.U 2 fear,see as u shout Eh abeg o.no be ur state nah near ur state,maybe dose liberia monkey wey dem release don see beta banana 4 una side.mke una pple settle dem mke dem 4 go Dareper villa go complete dia quest.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 04:03 PM | Hero
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Quote from: osarobo62 on  8-10-2015 03:01 PM
Grin Grin so,we should quarantine all Cross River State indigenes from this site, until the situation is resolved .
.  Bros I no wan look ur face o. Ur pple wosrt pass my pple o. So becareful. Am not calabar but cross river is my state.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 04:04 PM | Addicted Hero
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Ehhh ,Effiong cme mke we comot enta Akwa-Ibom sharp sharp.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 04:05 PM | Hero
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We say bring back our girls not Ebola
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 04:21 PM | Upcoming
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Quote from: winace on  8-10-2015 03:57 PM
.   Cross river is still d neates state in dis country so sharap. Ur stupidity no tell u say anythg bad dem no dey chop am be careful
i knew it ....... You...na dog meat go kill you if you nor take your time you never even comot for house you don dey deny calabar say you from River State  odeeee
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 04:27 PM | Upcoming
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Make dem keep am dere...
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-10-2015 08:36 PM | Hero
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