by S’ola Filani
Last night, controversy trailed the health status of a sister to the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, following reports that she might have tested positive to Ebola Virus Disease.
Reports on social media, had alleged that the woman in question had tested positive to the virus and was being quarantined.
“She has been moved to isolation at the Ebola treatment centre in Lagos. She joins two other patients there under-going evaluation and treatment, we can only pray that her case turns out to be like that of Dennis, the late 29-year old nurse’ fiancé who tested positive twice and was later confirmed to be negative after the international affiliates of the center carried out a third test on him. ” the reports alleged, however, a new report claims otherwise.
A close family member who didn’t want to be identified said, “Although she was tested for the virus due to her serious contact with the late doctor, the result came out negative. The media lied.”
Reacting to the controversy, the Minister of Health’s spokesman, Mr. Dan Nwomeh, said “I am not aware, please.”
The controversy came to the fore just as Federal Government clarified that the official number of confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, including the index (first) case in the country is 13 and not 14 as earlier announced, even as one more Ebola patient under treatment has recovered and is almost ready for discharge.