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No Ebola in Ogun, just an ulcer patient, says Soyinka

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Olaokun Soyinka has debunked rumours making the rounds that the deadly Ebola Virus has infected a resident of the state.

In a statement signed the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka, copy which was made available to our correspondent Wednesday morning in Abeokuta, the Commissioner described the rumour as false in its entirety, calling it “total misinformation”.

There were reports in some national dailies, that the disease was reported yesterday at the state General hospital, Ijebu Ode in Ijebu Ode local government area of the State.

“I want to correct and set the records straight concerning some misinformation regarding a case that was reported to the Ogun State Ministry of Health early on Tuesday October 14 concerning a male patient admitted to an Ijebu Ode Hospital.

“On receipt of the information, our rapid response team was dispatched to investigate and the patient was rapidly given the all clear. He is a known peptic ulcer patient who had some bleeding and also tested positive for malaria. He has been treated and his symptoms are resolving,” the commissioner stated.

 

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