The 19-year-old Faculty of Law undergraduate student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, who has been under quarantine at the varsity’s teaching hospital in Shika, for a strange ailment that was earlier suspected to be the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), has tested negative.
Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Ambassador Nuhu Audu Bajoga, told newsmen in Kaduna Wednesday that the student was rather suffering from ‘Dangue Fever’, not Ebola Virus Disease.
Bajoga, who is the Chairman, Kaduna State Ebola Prevention and Control Committee said, “Just as I told you about my doubt on the Ebola issue, I am happy to inform you that the result of the sample of the patient’s blood taken to a Lagos laboratory, came back this morning. The young man was negative of the Ebola virus.
“However, the patient was tested positive for Dangue fever. I am told it is a very bad type of fever, but it is nowhere close to the Ebola virus. May I reassure our people that we ever ready to contain any outbreak of Ebola. And for now, and I pray forever, There is no single case of Ebola in Kaduna state.
“We are waiting for more brief on the Dangue fever and we shall act in the best interest of the public”, he said.