A female undergraduate at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, who is suspected of contacting the Ebola Virus Disease from the late Port Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemuo, who died of the EVD after he secretly treated an infected ECOWAS diplomat, Olu-Ibukun Koye, in a hotel in the Rivers State capital, has been moved to Lagos.
In a statement Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Biodun Olarewaju, explained that the student has been moved to Lagos for adequate medical attention.
The statement read: “A female student of the OAU, Ile-Ife, is suspected to have contracted the Ebola Virus Disease in Port-Harcourt, was admitted at the University Health Centre.
“After a clinical assessment by the Ebola Surveillance Preparedness and Response Committee of the University, the authorities thereafter contacted the State Ministry of Health, the Federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation, WHO.
“The female suspect has since been evacuated to the appropriate facility in Lagos for further investigations to confirm her status.”
Speaking on the student illness, the PRO said it was not a confirmed case of Ebola. He added that preventive measures have also been taken.
Olarewaju added that the National and the World Health Organisation team on Ebola Control have decontaminated the University health centre.
“The University authorities wish to emphasise the fact that the case is not a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease and therefore request all members of the University Community to remain calm as the situation is fully under control,” the statement read.