OAU Debunks Rumour of Ebola Outbreak on Campus

Obafemi Awolowo University , OAU dismissed rumour that a students of the university contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun, on Tuesday dismissed a rumour that a student of the institution had contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on campus.

In a statement, the University Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, said the news of an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease on campus was mere hearsay.

There has been a rumour that a student of the university contracted the virus and was admitted at the University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.

The alleged victim allegedly returned from Port Harcourt early on Monday and was rushed to the university health centre after showing symptoms of EVD.

The rumour spread and parents and guardians became agitated over the conditions of their children.

Olanrewaju, however insisted that no case of EVD had been reported to the authorities of the university. (NAN)

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