COVID-19: Doctor who treated Kano index patient tests negative for coronavirus

COVID-19: Doctor who treated Kano index patient tests negative for coronavirus

- Dr Musa Ibrahim has tested negative for coronavirus in Kano state

- Dr Ibrahim was the doctor that treated the index patient of coronavirus in the state, Ambassador Kabiru Rabi’u

- The doctor's result was released on Wednesday, April 15, after the specimen was collected on Saturday, April 11, for onward transmission to the NCDC laboratory

Dr Musa Ibrahim, who treated the index patient of coronavirus in Kano state, Ambassador Kabiru Rabi’u, has tested negative for coronavirus.

Daily Trust obtained a copy of the result, which indicated that it was released on Wednesday, April 15.

Legit.ng gathers that Dr Ibrahim had been in self-isolation since Ambassador Rabi’u was confirmed positive.

He treated the ambassador at Prime Specialist Clinics prior to the discovery that he was positive of coronavirus by the officials of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Abuja.

The result indicated that Dr Ibrahim's specimen was collected on Saturday, April 11, for onward transmission to the NCDC laboratory.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) announced the death of Chugbo Emeka, a medical doctor.

The announcement was made via a post on the association’s Twitter handle on Wednesday evening, April 15.

The doctor who was reportedly a private medical practitioner was said to have died after being exposed to a COVID-19 patient.

He reportedly died at the isolation ward of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The tweet reads: "NMA LAGOS regrets to announce the death of Dr Chugbo Emeka at the LUTH isolation ward. He died on 15/04/2020. He was a Private Medical Practitioner who was exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19."

In other news, a Nigerian dog trainer identified as Idowu Abiodun has said dogs can be trained to detect those infected with the deadly coronavirus.

Idowu stated this during an interview with Legit TV, in which he said dogs could be trained to smell an odour peculiar to those infected with the disease.

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He said: "If that odour can be stabilised, you understand, and for a dog to quantify his smell in odour - trust me, a dog can lead you to COVID-19 patients and carriers."

The dog trainer said such research was already ongoing in the United States as the world continues to battle with the deadly disease.

He added: "I think there's already effort in a way to make this happen in the US, because I read some news whereby some scientists are working on a way to quantify or to bring by the order of COVID-19 and what is like for COVID-19 patients."

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