EBOLA: Two Quarantined Persons Test Negative, Released

Source: thewillnigeria.com

SAN FRANCISCO, September 01, (THEWILL) - A doctor and a pharmacist quarantined after they showed Ebola-like symptoms in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have been allowed to return to their homes after testing negative to the deadly virus.

However, a female patient, who like the doctor and the pharmacist had direct contact with Dr. Ikechukwu Enemuo, the doctor that was killed by the disease after he treated an infected ECOWAS staff secretly in a hotel room, tested positive to the virus.

Rivers State Health Commissioner, Dr. Samson Parker who briefed the media on Monday said the female shared a room with the deceased Dr. Enemuo at the Good Heart Hospital where he was first treated.

He also disclosed that Enemuo's sister, Chinyere, who fled to Aba, has returned and is presently in quarantine at an isolation facility.

'I told you yesterday that we had three patients, and out of the three patients, the result came out; two of them were negative and one was positive. The two negative ones have now left the isolation centre but we will repeat the tests because they are still within the 21 days circle of the virus, 'the Commissioner said.

The WHO says over 1500 persons have been killed since the current outbreak of the disease in West Africa.