On Saturday, a 30-year-old Nigerian man presenting with inflamed tonsils and general malaise was sent to Alicante’s referral center, St. John Hospital, where he was isolated in the room set up for dealing with possible Ebola cases, according to an El Mundo report (computer translated).
The suspected Ebola case initially went to Alicante General Hospital and out of an abundance of caution, he was transferred to the specialty center. According to the report, this required hospital personnel to wear isolation suits and two support ambulances with basic life support, completely isolated, which were escorted by police units.
The man had a temperature of over 38.3ºC [101ºF], the limit considered as a possible symptom of the disease. The Nigerian citizen arrived with his sister, who presented no apparent symptoms, “But she was in direct contact with him,” sources in the Health Council said; the Council could not, late tonight, confirm if the man’s case is Ebola.
In a related story from Lagos, Nigeria, the government reports the first Nigerian confirmed to have contracted the Ebola virus had been discharged after full recovery. The patient was discharged after conclusive discharge protocols, adding that she could go home to resume her normal life, according to Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu.
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