August 15, 2014 – NYSC Corper Isolated In Ekiti State Over Ebola Virus Infection Scare At Camp
The report of Ebola virus infecton at a NYSC orientation camp in Ise-Emure Ekiti has been debunked by the state government.
According to Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Professor Fasuba Olusola, the NYSC corper who was posted to serve in the state ONLY suffered from chronic ferver.
Fasuba advised residents not to mistake common ailments, such as chronic fever for the dreaded Ebola virus.
He spoke at an awareness forum in Ado-Ekiti, following the speculations in the state that Ebola virus had hit some towns.
“Although, information reaching my office from the ministry of youth and sports confirmed that a particular male corps member collapsed at the orientation camp.
“But, it was unfortunate that people around him ran away taking his sickness for the dreaded Ebola virus.
“Immediately I received the information, I swung into action by ensuring that the sick boy was immediately attended to by a team of health workers. They later discovered that he was suffering from chronic fever, the information they passed to me without wasting time.
“But, I did not stop at that, at least to be sure of his correct state of health, his blood samples were taken and sent to Lagos. We received the results on Thursday indicating that he tested negative to the Ebola virus.
“The corps member has been taken away from the camp and is currently being kept at our isolated centre located within Oba Adejugbe General Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
“As I speak, I assure residents that the health of the boy in question is already improving, while he continue to show signs of good health far from Ebola,” he explained.
3 isolated centres had been created in Ado-Ekiti, Okemesi-Ekiti and Ifaki-Ekiti to curb Ebola outbreak.