A Nigerian doctor identified as Urchilla had taken to his Twitter page to write why he believes the coronavirus has been in Nigeria since the year 2019.
According to Urchilla, he has handled a lot of patients with respiratory related issues, adding that the sickness disappeared by itself few weeks after.
“I honestly believe covid19 has been with us in Nigeria since December. It’s only natural considering the amount of steady traffic between China & Nigeria. Add to this the fact that I had to handle a lot of patients around mid/late January with bizarre respiratory issues,
Culminating in myself having my own severe respiratory issue from same mid January that disappeared after 2 weeks. Started with a sore throat, then a fever, then severe dry cough that lasted about 10 days before it started to get better. The after effects still leaves me with
Occasional chest muscle spasms & possible costochondritis.
I’ve mulled over this in my mind alone until I had a discussion with a cardiologist some day & he said things that mirrored my thoughts exactly without me having said anything first. Also said he had severe respiratory
issues around the same time himself to the point he was scared he had T.B; plus also confirmed he handled numerous of such cases around the same time.
I listened to an interview from the head of NCDC where he said the cases in Nigeria are majorly mild to moderate symptoms
and this leads me to strongly believe that the insults our immune systems have had to withstand over time may just be playing a positive role for us in all of this. “
I honestly believe covid19 has been with us in Nigeria since December. It's only natural considering the amount of steady traffic between China & Nigeria. Add to this the fact that I had to handle a lot of patients around mid/late January with bizarre respiratory issues,
— Dr. Urchilla Dean ( M.D ) (@urchilla01) April 9, 2020