The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, has said the suspected case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in a Liberian man is
being investigated.Adeshina, at a press briefing by the state’s Ministry of Health in Lagos, stated that the patient was admitted on Tuesday at a private health facility in the state.
According to her, the 40-year-old patient, who works for a West African organisation in Monrovia, arrived in Lagos on a flight from Monrovia via Lome on Sunday, has had no contact with any infected person so far. She stated that the patient’ s blood samples had been taken to the Virology Reference Laboratory at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, and World Health Organisation Reference Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, for further testing.
Adeshina said, “History taken revealed that he had no contact with any case of the Ebola virus, did not visit any person with the virus in the hospital and neither did he partake in the burial of any person who died of it.