Girl Suspected with Symptoms of Ebola in Kochi

Published on: 05 Feb, 2015
Published under: Cochin District News, General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

A nine-year old girl from Nigeria reached to Kochi airport with suspected symptoms of Ebola after that she has been admitted in Ernakulam, Kerala, general hospital for treatment.

Airport officials said that the child, who flew from Dubai with her parents in an Emirates flight, suffered from high fever, wheezing and cold. She is currently undergoing treatment at the special Ebola quarantine unit of the Ernakulam General Hospital, The Times of India reported.

The girl’s blood sample has been sent for Ebola testing at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in New Delhi.

Nigeria is one of the six countries affected in the current Ebola outbreak with 20 cases and eight deaths. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the West African country Ebola-free on 20 October.While revealing the purpose behind their move, the authorities revealed that they were screening all passengers arriving from the Ebola-hit countries.
This is the first case of quarantine reported at the Cochin International Airport. 


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