Ilorin - Kwara State is currently free from the deadly Ebola Virus, the state government has said.
This followed the receipt of negative test result on the only suspected case of the disease from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH ).
The Special Assistant on Information to the State Governor and member, Kwara State Committee on the Prevention & Control of Ebola Virus, Deji Oni, made the announcement in Ilorin on Saturday.
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Speculations had been agog in the state some days ago about a reported case of ebola infection in the state.
“As a responsible and responsive government, we swung into action by closing down the hospital where the suspected case was reported and immediately isolated the patient at the Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin where necessary medication was administered on the child and the blood sample taken to Lagos to ascertain what the real cause of his sickness,” Oni said.