Oyo state battles to unravel suspected Ebola patient

The Oyo State government is battling to unravel the veracity of a report that a suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient was brought to Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan, on Monday.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said the result of the blood sample taken to University College Hospital (UCH) for laboratory test is being awaited.

“We saw a suspected patient. It will be presumptuous to jump into conclusion until the result of the test is out. But it is not likely to be positive,” Dr. Gbadegesin said.

The case has created fear and panic among residents as people abstained from contact with the sick.

However, Dr. Gbadesin assured that there is no cause for panic, adding that the government has put measures in place to check the disease.

“But let’s wait for the result of the blood test,” he stated.

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