Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this report in naij.com: EBOLA: Health Workers Flee At General Hospital In Lagos. Excerpt:
Information just coming in suggests that there was confusion at the Orile-Agege General Hospital, Agege area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, on Tuesday, 12 August, 2014 when a patient was brought to the hospital with symptoms of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.
P.M NEWS reports that the patient, who was brought into the hospital in the morning, was bleeding all over his body and as a result, nurses, doctors and other patients in the hospital fled from him.
A source in the hospital, who did not want her name published because she was not authorised to speak on the matter, informed that the patient had come to the hospital last week complaining of fever, but re-appeared on Tuesday with blood coming out from his body.
The source added that everybody in the hospital fled from the patient in order not to contract the deadly Ebola Virus.
A health official, who also craved anonymity, confirmed to newsmen that the case was reported at the hospital on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the authorities of the Orile-Agege General Hospital informed the Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital about the patient, saying they did not have the wherewithal to handle the case.
It was learnt that the Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital declined and called the State Ministry of Health officials who ordered that nobody should touch the patient as government was coming to pick him up.
Officials of the Lagos State Government, it was gathered, picked up the patient and the man who brought him to the hospital and took them away to be tested if the case was actually an Ebola one.
However, attempt to get the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris to confirm the incident proved abortive as his Public Relations Officer, Bosun Ogunbamwo, said he had gone to Abuja.
In a related development, reports stated that there was also panic on Lagos Island, western Nigeria, on Tuesday when a middle aged woman identified as Ada, slumped at CMS bus stop.
It was gathered that immediately the woman, who sells newspapers, suddenly collapsed on the road, people started running away from her thinking that she was a victim of Ebola virus.