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Nigeria now has only one Ebola case -Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu

26/08/2014 18:36
Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, the health minister, has said that only the spouse of a doctor who had died of the Ebola Virus Disease, was now being treated at the Isolation centre in Lagos State.
Chukwu who addressed journalists in company with his counterpart in the Ministry of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, said that a male doctor and a female nurse who were primary contacts of the late Patrick Sawyer, were discharged on Monday.
He said, “Nigeria has only one confirmed case of EVD, a secondary contact of Patrick Sawyer, and she is the spouse of one of the physicians who participated in the management of the index case.
“She is stable but still on treatment at the isolation ward in Lagos.
“So far, all the reported cases of the EVD in Nigeria have their root in the index case, the late Sawyer.
“This is an indication that, thus far, Nigeria has contained the disease outbreak”
He denied reports that a younger sister of the late Dr. Ameyo Adadevor, senior doctor at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, had been infected with the virus.
He noted that out of 13 confirmed cases so far in Nigeria, five persons, including the late Sawyer had died while seven had been successfully managed and discharged.

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