#Ebola: OAU management say female student tests negative for virus

by Azubuike Azikiwe

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has announced that the female student of the institution who was suspected to have the Ebola virus disease has tested negative to the virus.

According to the institution’s spokesperson, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, the student, who was moved to Lagos State after showing Ebola-like symptoms, has been certified to be okay.

He said, “The preliminary result of the girl is out and she tested negative. Another test will be done tomorrow. The university will issue a statement on this later today.”

The female student was said to have had contact with Dr. Iyke Enemuo, who died of the Ebola virus after secretly treating an ECOWAS diplomat in a hotel room. She was put under surveillance in Port Harcourt for 21 days before she was cleared after testing negative.

After returning to the OAU campus in Ile-Ife, Osun, she fell sick on Monday, 8 September, after which she went to the university’s health centre where she was admitted and subsequently, moved to Lagos.

In Lagos, she was yet again quarantined, and further tests were carried out on her, which according to the university management, have returned negative.

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