Chukwu: Ebola Status Remains Two

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 4th, 2014

Health Minister, Professor Chukwu Wednesday disclosed  that the status of Ebola Virus in the country remains two patients  who are  receiving treatment.

One of the patients is  in Lagos  while the other is  in  Port Harcourt.

According to him, since the outbreak of the deadly disease in the country, a total of 18 persons were  infected, out of which 14 were in Lagos and 4 in Port Harcourt.

The minister made the disclosure while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting.

He noted  that 8 patients had been successfully treated and discharged, while  7 persons including the Liberian-American had so far died of the disease.

Out of the 361 persons that were under surveillance  in Lagos, he added that only 41 are still under surveillance, 320 under surveillance had been discharged in Lagos.

In Port Harcourt, Chukwu said, 255 persons are under surveillance, noting  that the corpse of the medical doctor who died in Port Harcourt had been buried after de-contamination.

On the fate of  the Staff of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) who evaded surveillance and traveled to Port Harcourt where he infected a doctor, the minister explained that government was working on three options to prevent a repeat.

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