Ebola: Nigeria gets Nano-silva trial drug
…Says disease restricted to Lagos
The Federal Government is to receive Nano Silver trial drug for the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease patients, it was learnt.
The drug is from Nigerian scientist.
Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu said yesterday at a Press Briefing in Abuja said it has been used experimentally for many things.
The drug he said is getting to Lagos this morning.
Besides, he said eleven people have so far been tested positive to the deadly disease. The number included the index, Patrick Sawyer.
The list he noted was increased to eleven as one of the doctors that treated Sawyer tested positive for the virus.
He also said so far the country has recorded three dead, which included Sawyer, the Lagos nurse and the ECOWAS protocol officer attached to Sawyer.
Prof. Chukwu further clarified that Ebola is still restricted to Lagos, refuting the report that the disease has spread to Enugu.