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Published On: Wed, Sep 3rd, 2014

Ebola Scare: British Envoy Dies in Lagos Airport as Kaduna Govt Quarantines ABU Student


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 3RD (URHOBOTODAY)-The Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Carter Leslie on Tuesday slumped and died at the Muritala Muhammad Airport, Lagos on arrival from Atlanta Georgia.
The situation however led to chaos at the airport as people started running out of the terminal, thinking it was another case of Ebola.
The Airport Medical Personnel later douse the tension when they confirmed that Mr Leslie died of heart attack.
The remains of the British Envoy was taken to undisclosed morgue in Lagos after doctor confirmed him dead.
In another development, Kaduna State has recorded its first suspected case of the Ebola Virus Disease with 19 years old student from Zaria being put under monitor at the isolation centre at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria.
The suspect, an undergraduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, has been said to be exhibiting symptoms of the deadly EVD.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Thot Dogo, confirmed this to one our correspondents in Kaduna on Tuesday.
Dogo said the authorities of the ABU Teaching Hospital alerted his ministry when they suspected that the man started showing some symptoms of Ebola. He said the suspect had high fever and rashes on his body after being admitted in the hospital for over a week.
“The man has fever and there are rashes all over his body. These are symptoms consistent with the Ebola disease. The blood sample of the patient has been taken to a laboratory in Lagos for tests and we expect the result of the test today (Tuesday),” the commissioner said.
He added that the outcome of the laboratory result would determine further actions, saying the state government had provided the management of ABUTH with protective equipment for its team of medical personnel attending to the patient..

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