Calabar - The Cross River Government says
it is awaiting results of blood samples of a patient, who died at the
University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) with symptoms of viral
Dr Sunday Omini, Director of Public Health in the state Ministry of Health,
said this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
Omini was reacting to media reports that a suspected Ebola patient died in UCTH
"We are aware of the situation and we have got preliminary reports from the
hospital, and we are all awaiting the result of the blood samples.
"But judging from the information I have received so far, I am 90 per cent
sure that it is not Ebola.
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"However, we are on top of the situation, there is no cause for alarm,’’ he
Meanwhile, the management of UCTH said it had informed all relevant agencies
about the development, including the National Centre for Disease Control,
Federal Ministry of Health and Cross River government.
This is contained in a statement issued by Dr Queenet Kalu, Chairman, Medical
Advisory Committee (CMAG), on behalf of the Medical Director of the hospital.
The statement t said the public would be informed adequately as soon as results
of the blood samples were released, adding that the hospital management had
quarantined identified contacts.
"Further information will be made available as soon as we receive the results
of the samples sent for analysis,’’ it said.