Posted by News Express | 22 August 2014 | 4,097 times
Nigeria has recorded the first two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease in secondary contacts of the index case, the Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer.
“The two patients are spouses of primary contacts of the Liberian-American. They are among the secondary contacts who have been under surveillance,” Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, announced this morning in Abuja while giving a status update on the Ebola outbreak in the country.
The minister added: “This now brings to four the total number of Ebola Virus Disease patients currently under treatment at the isolation ward.
“This also means that the total number of cases of Ebola Virus Disease so far reported in the country is 14. The number of deaths still remains five, while the number of those successfully managed and discharged also stands at five.
“The Federal Government, working with the Lagos State Government and other partners, will continue to maintain vigilance, continue to strengthen our containment activities, and wishes to reassure the Nigerian public and the global community that efforts will not relent until the very last case of the Ebola Virus Disease is seen in Nigeria.
•Photo shows an Ebola patient receiving attention.
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