Kaduna State has joined the list of states hit by the dreaded Ebola Virus disease as a 19-year-old boy, from Zaria, was on Tuesday put under isolation at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, for exhibiting symptoms of the disease.
Dr Thot Dogo Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, , said the hospital authorities alerted the ministry when they suspected that the young man, a student of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria was showing signs of Ebola which include high fever and rashes on his body. He was admitted in the hospital last week.
Dogo said the blood sample of the patient has been taken to a laboratory in Lagos for tests.
According to him, the outcome of the laboratory result would determine further actions.
He noted that the state government has provided the hospital management with protective equipment for its team of medical personnel attending to the patient.