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9Yr-old Nigerian Girl Quarantined In India After Showing Symptoms Of The Ebola

A nine year old Nigerian girl has been placed
under quarantine in India after showing
symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease.
The unidentified child was said to be feverish
and short of breath when she arrived at the
Cochin International Airport in Kerala with her
parents on Monday, February 2.
She is currently undergoing treatment at the
Ebola isolation unit of the Ernakulam General
Hospital, The Times of India reports.

The child and her father had
accompanied her mother to India for an
orthopaedic procedure which was to be
conducted at a private hospital in Kochi.

The young girl’s blood sample has also
been sent to the National Centre for
Disease Control (NCDC) in New Delhi to
be tested for Ebola.
Nigeria recorded 20 cases of the
disease and eight deaths before being
declared Ebola-free by the World Health
Organisation (WHO) on October 20.

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