Rumoured Ebola Case at Levy Mwanawasa Hosptial
It is being reported that a Congolese man has been admitted to Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital with Ebola. A source has reported that one patient clevyme from Luapula and was admitted with symptoms suggesting Ebola.
The patient has been quarantined and there is now said to be restricted movement within the facility.
When contacted, Dr Malama confirmed that the hospital recorded a suspected case of Ebola, but stressed that it was highly unlikely that the final test results would be positive.
He said people wishing to seek medical attention from Levy Mwanawasa Hospital were encouraged to do so as the hospital had been declared safe for visitation after quarantining the patient.
Ebola is a fast-spreading viral disease which causes fatal conditions in human beings and has killed over 50 citizens in nearby Congo Dr.
The time interval from infection with Ebola to the onset of symptoms is 2-21 days, although 8-10 days is most common. Signs and symptoms include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite.
Some patients may experience rash, red eyes, hiccups, cough, sore throat, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, difficulty in swallowing, bleeding inside and outside of the body.