Suspected Ebola Case Recorded At Kitwe Central Hospital

Suspected Ebola Case  Recorded At Kitwe Central Hospital

Kitwe Central Hospital

A suspected Ebola case has been recorded at Kitwe Central Hospital on the Copperbelt.

The patient, a twenty five -year old female, has since been isolated at Garnerton clinic in Kitwe.

But the Copperbelt provincial medical office has ruled out possibilities of the case being Ebola.

Copperbelt Provincial medical officer Consity Mwale said the patient presented signs of Ebola such as coughing, sneezing and vomiting that commenced a month ago indicating that the case is unlikely to be Ebola.

In a statement availed to ZANIS in Kitwe today by the Copperbelt Provincial Medical Office, Dr Mwale also stated that investigations by the medical officers on the patient revealed that the patient also had a history of vomiting blood and passing blood stained stool.

He however stated that the patient did not complain of any fever and had not been in contact with an Ebola patient and had also not traveled to any Ebola affected regions recently.

However, Dr Mwale has said that the patient has since been transferred from Kitwe Central Hospital to the isolation centre at Garnerton clinic.

He described the condition of the patient as stable after being put on antibiotics and fluids treatment.

He also stated that the patient’s blood samples are yet to be tested for Ebola virus.

And Dr Mwale has assured members of the public of protection from Ebola outbreak through the measures that have been instituted by the Ministry of Health and Community Development, Mother and Child Health.

Ebola has broken out in some West African countries where it has killed over a thousand people while in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC new cases have also been recorded.

By Misheck Musheshe

21 Responses to "Suspected Ebola Case Recorded At Kitwe Central Hospital"

  1. Pa Zed   September 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    You are supposed to ask the victim her mobility in the last weeks. where did she go? did she expose her self somehow to some danger?

  2. CHIZ~MAN   September 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Very worrying indeed.

  3. Krem-j   September 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Are we ready for Ebola?????????

  4. TUMELO   September 23, 2014 at 9:13 pm


  5. tutu   September 24, 2014 at 12:14 am

    mwemahule mwebatemwa ukutombwa notuma Congolese mwalatuletelela mwefinyo mwe,they warned jst lst wik abt sleepin wit these Congolese,ninshi fwema Zambians tatulekwanisha?@ tumelo ulitole chikala

  6. MNC   September 24, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Takuli ukuluka no kukola.

  7. steve   September 24, 2014 at 4:28 am

    yet to be tested for Ebola….disapointing indeed!!! that is an mergency and should be tested immediately ans the Health miniater is saying we RE READY FOR Ebola…shame

  8. Arlama kibagwe   September 24, 2014 at 6:50 am

    News men should not alarm the nation. let the health authorities test the patient and then announce the results. The lady’s Kasai partner should be screened & all those coming from Congo should be screen whether Congolese or Zambians.

  9. SEKOPONOKE   September 24, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Pa ZED nififine twalipwalala. I wonder if ZED truly has the capacity to handle a serious out break of Ebola. Illegal immigrants are entering Zambia in large numbers.. Already this is a weak point… Ebola will one day enter ZED if we are not careful. Immigartion dept wake up toothless sleeping dog!!!!! Ama containers carrying a bunch of illegal immigrants yengila shani pakuti bese bayekate some good kilometres away from the entry points, borders????

  10. Rich   September 24, 2014 at 7:57 am

    mwanya mwalapwa

  11. ray mali   September 24, 2014 at 8:05 am

    mmmhh,thts bad,,i better pack and hit on th road to safe places

  12. mutale chanda   September 24, 2014 at 8:40 am

    God help us.

  13. Chibote   September 24, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Do not panic, the doctors have said this is not Ebola!

  14. henry mumba   September 24, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Wat is the prblem wit our medical centres, health workers n equipments.y continue living in suspicions. in courts we talk of suspects so evn in hospital is suspect. Ebola is an infection wch can b diagnosed, so y speculating on diseases? Dr show yo profession of mo than 8yrs

  15. peter   September 24, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Did the doctor follow procedure on diagonising the patient that she had Ibola.The symptom may be that of Ibola but confirmation was needed to ensure that test were carried out than alarming the situation on something that does not exist.The patient may have been trumatised by hearing that she had Ibola.How is the patient going to be received by neighbours.Kitwe central hospital management should have waited to confirm the disease before announcing.How are they going to retract the statement.

  16. Judge Joe Bidden   September 24, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Now thats some shitty bad NEWS, thats a nightmare at our doorstep. Can the authorities ascertain the validity of the claim??

    TUMFWEKO keep an eye and ear to that we wants hourly updates these bustards can hide the truth just not to alarm the public.

  17. Judge Joe Bidden   September 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

    @Henry Mwamba… Please such terrible and highly contagiousness diseases you can still suspect (guilty kinda until proven innocent!). Thats just good medical practice for such a global threat. So the move is fine to isolate the case, but for a month with the disease highly unlikely its Ebola, because 21 days is all is needed for full blown if untreated or attended to by then you almost dead or dying! Thats just my opinion.

  18. WAZABANGA   September 24, 2014 at 11:38 am

    The worry is that they say they are yet to test the patient for suspected Ebola, what a hell is this time being being wasted before its immediately known, once again Zambia with its laxity. The question is are we ready to fight this pandemic my ans is that we are very far indeed

  19. Ngwenya   September 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Guys tamumfwa, you’ve even given her a Congolese boyfriend.

  20. chanda ponda   September 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    but our medical practitioner you can wonder they have told us that they hav scaners which detect someone wth ebola virus bt here they a telling us of blood samples to be tested which is taking a lot of pa zed awee!

  21. Mumbi   September 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Ebola will spread across africa but no yet. The said girl is not an ebola victim as that pandemic can only affects west africans by now.
    Still its coming to Zambia if we participate in Afcons 2019, 2017 & 2021. Caf idiots officials wants to spread ebola across our continent by awarding 3 afcon torneys in a roll to one region infested with ebola.