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Baby Becomes First Suspected Ebola Case in Kwara State


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There are fears that the Ebola virus has arrived Kwara state - on the back of a seven month baby.

The Kwara State Chairman of Ebola Viral Disease Control Committee, Prof. Sunday Opabola, on Thursday said that a suspected case of Ebola disease has been reported in the state.

He stated that the suspect is a seven-month old baby who had come with his parents from Ibadan for a visit at Ilorin after one of those taking care of him had returned to Ibadan from Lagos.

Addressing journalists in Ilorin on Thursday, he stated that it had not yet been confirmed that the child is infected with Ebola and that there is no confirmed case of the disease in the state as being rumoured, adding that residents of the state should not panic.

Opabola who is also the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on Public Health clarified that the baby who was on Wednesday suspected to have been infected with Ebola was found with some symptoms which, he stated are not exclusive to Ebola disease.

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