The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has said no one has died of Ebola Virus Disease in the tertiary institution.
A rumour had emanated on the social media over the weekend, to the intent that two foreign nationals, who were taken to LUTH, had died of EVD.
Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, the Acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Chris Bode, said, “Our attention has been drawn to a malicious piece of information making the rounds on social media, which purported that two foreign nationals brought to LUTH on Sunday, April 12, 2015 died of EVD.
“This is to swiftly deny any such rumour and inform members of the public that no such event happened.”
Bode said the hospital had combed its records at all points of entry in LUTH in the past two weeks and had no such incident to report.
“Our professionals at the emergency services, various lines of responders, laboratories and nurses all reported no such cases in our hospital,” the professor of medicine said.
He added that since the last case of Ebola was successfully treated in the country, the hospital had maintained “eternal vigilance and shall continue to observe all precautions to quickly identify any case of the highly infectious disease, in line with international best practices.”
While he encouraged members of the public to disregard the rumour, he urged the people never to let down their guard, but to continue to maintain the high standards of hygiene through which the Ebola disease was eradicated in Nigeria.
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