EBOLA : Ebola Virus Scare In Calabar, One Dead

Published 3 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
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at 11:30 AM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)

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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.

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winace at 11:45 AM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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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
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gogoman at 12:20 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Ebola wetin make una no start again ooo
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Anny01 at 12:31 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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E no now wher i won go calabar e go happen... Maybe na another disease,not EBOLA.
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proly at 01:01 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Haba I pray its not ebola again oooooo
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emma4love3 at 01:14 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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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
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emma4love3 at 01:18 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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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
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stella1981 at 01:35 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Ah Ebola again i think say the thing don finish oh,na who come bring am back again
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allenspike at 01:36 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Not again! I thought we've been relived from this deadly virus, may God save Nigeria from her predicaments.
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Oways at 02:36 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Make una hold una piece their
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taung89 at 02:48 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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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
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Tyahaya at 02:58 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Ooops
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osarobo62 at 03:01 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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 Grin Grin so,we should quarantine all Cross River State indigenes from this site, until the situation is resolved .
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winace at 03:57 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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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
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Trueyarn at 04:03 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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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.
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winace at 04:04 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 03:01 PM,  8/10/2015
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.
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Trueyarn at 04:05 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Ehhh ,Effiong cme mke we comot enta Akwa-Ibom sharp sharp.
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pickNsmile at 04:21 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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We say bring back our girls not Ebola
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taung89 at 04:27 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on 03:57 PM,  8/10/2015
.   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
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dickieponga at 08:36 PM, 8/10/2015 (3 years ago)
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Make dem keep am dere...
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