Corps members at the orientation camp at Ise/
Emure Ekiti ran for dear life when one of them,
believed to have contracted dreaded Ebola
virus, slumped on Friday.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Olusola
Fasuba, who disclosed this at an awareness
forum in Ado-Ekiti, following the speculations in
the state that Ebola virus had hit some towns,
said “Although, information reaching my office
from the ministry of youth and sports confirmed
that a particular male corps member collapsed
at the orientation camp.
But, it was unfortunate that people around him
ran away taking his sickness for the dreaded
“Immediately I received the information, I
swung into action by ensuring that the sick boy
was immediately attended to by a team of
“They later discovered that he was suffering
from chronic fever, the information they passed
to me without wasting time.
“But, I did not stop at that, at least to be sure
of his correct state of health, his blood samples
were taken and sent to Lagos.
“We received the results on Thursday indicating
that he tested negative to the Ebola virus.
“The corps member has been taken away from
the camp and is currently being kept at our
isolated centre located within Oba Adejugbe
General Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
“As I speak, I assure residents that the health
of the boy in question is already improving,
while he continue to show signs of good health
far from Ebola,” he explained.
Fasuba warned rumour mongers to desist from
spreading false information that could mislead
or scare people, saying that government had
taken pro-active measures to prevent the virus
from spreading to the state.
He listed such steps to include banning of
movement of uncertified dead bodies into the
state, constitution of 30 technical committees
and creation of three isolation centres in Ado-
Ekiti, Okemesi-Ekiti and Ifaki-Ekiti.