Wednesday, 27 August 2014

'Dr Adadevoh’s younger sister is free from Ebola virus’ - Health Commissioner


Late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who died of Ebola virus in Lagos
Late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who died of Ebola virus in Lagos
Lagos State government stated that the younger sister of Dr. Adadevoh never tested positive to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which is contrary to reports published by Sahara Reporters that Amy Ngozi Adadevoh, younger sister of late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who died from the virus tested positive to the virus.

Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, while speaking at a media briefing, revealed that the woman actually had symptoms of the virus but when her blood was tested, the result was negative and she was discharged.

“The report on social media that one of the secondary contacts at the Isolation Centre at IDH in Yaba tested positive is false,” he said.

Idris said the state had screened and tracked a cumulative total of 321 contacts, 159 of whom have been cleared and discharged on completion of the 21-day surveillance period while 158 are still being monitored.

The health commissioner further stated that there was one confirmed contact which tested positive at the isolation centre while there was a contact tested whose result was yet to arrive as at the time of the briefing.

Speaking on the possibility of the seven primary contacts who have been discharged to be re-infected, he said, “They cannot be infected by the strain anymore but they could be infected by another strain. Clearance certificates are nonetheless issued to contacts that have completed the 21-day maximum incubation period of EVD”.

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