Via the Daily Trust: FCTA refutes report of Ebola in Abuja. Excerpt:
Authorities of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat at the weekend denied any case of Ebola infection within the territory as reported in some media, which was said to have killed a medical student.
Public Relations Officer of the secretariat, Mr Badaru Yakasai, said that the office of the FCT Health Secretary monitored the suspected case.
He said the case was referred to Irrua Specialist Hospital and tested for Lassa fever (which has similar clinical presentations as Ebola) and the test result was negative.
According to him: “The FCT Department of Public Health under the Health and Human Services Secretariat, whose mandate is to investigate and report the outcome of all suspected outbreaks, is in contact with Irrua Specialist Hospital and the centre confirmed that no Ebola has been confirmed in this case. However, samples have been taken to a more specialised centre with facility to do further investigations on the sample.”
He said the FCT Department of Public Health, Health and Human Services Secretariat, is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health to obtain more information from the family members of the suspected case and the various healthcare facilities where the suspected case was managed.
I'm not sure this really settles the matter. It would help if we knew what the young woman actually died of, especially if her symptoms were similar to Ebola and Lassa fever.