Ebola: Quarantined Benue Couple Test Negative, Discharged

The couple who arrived Benue state from Liberia a few week ago and were Quaranteed at the state’s University Teaching Hospital have tested negative for the virus after spending 21 days  in isolation and have been discharged from the hospital.

According to the Chief Medical Director CMD, Professor Orkurga Malu, “the couple and the driver that conveyed them were being monitored at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi, on account that they came from Liberia where there are many cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD),  but they have now been sent home”

The CMD said the people were sent home after a test  carried out on them showed that they did not have the virus.

It will be recalled that the couple who were on missionary assignment in Liberia and had lived in the country for almost a year decided to flee the area and returned home to Benue.