The suspected law student of Ahmadu Bello University that said to have manifest some symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease [EVD] yesterday has tested negative to the virus. Report from Premium Times said, authorities of ABU and the Kaduna State Government had sent the patient’s blood to Lagos for testing after he reportedly manifested some symptoms associated with Ebola while on admission at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital.
The state Commissioner For Health, Thot Dogo, had told Premium Times yesterday night that the result of the test was being expected on Wednesday afternoon (today). But Ebola Alert, an authoritative evidence-driven group of volunteer professionals working on Ebola Virus Disease interventions in the country, told Premium Times laboratory test has shown the student does not have the virus.
An official of the group, who simply identified himself as Ladi, said the test, concluded earlier on Tuesday night, came out negative.
“Yes, it is true that the result is negative,” Ladi said in response to an enquiry by PREMIUM TIMES. “Whatever information Ebola Alert puts out is authentic.”