Via Adjinakou in Porto Novo: Ebola: a suspected case in Porto-Novo. Excerpt from the Google translation:
The Ebola virus that spreads terror in several countries in the sub-region rife there already in Benin? The concern becomes great for hours in Porto-Novo. Indeed, the medical profession of the county hospital Ouémé and Plateau is currently on the trail of a transferred directly from Lagos (Nigeria) and admitted to the emergency center said in the evening of Wednesday 06 August 2014 case.
While waiting for the results of the latest tests, the physician confirms that the patient has all the physical traits of a person with Ebola virus. It was about 16 hours for an ambulance came from Nigeria came to rest in front of the emergency department of the county hospital Ouémé and plateau. On board the vehicle, a patient whose case appears very critical.
"The patient is of Nigerian origin. He was transferred directly from Lagos to Benin," informs one of the hospital staff met at the entrance of the service. After the consultation, the doctor adds, "the patient presents disturbing traits. We noted a sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. These symptoms are followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, kidney and liver failure and internal bleeding."
The man in overalls is still a shade. According to him, other types of tests will put the final diagnosis of infection by the Ebola virus. A sample of the patient's blood is made to be analyzed at the national laboratory.
Benin is a western neighbour of Nigeria, and Google Maps tells me Porto Novo is less than two hours' drive from Lagos.