Wednesday, 27 August 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria successfully blocks Ebola, has one case left- Minister

Nigeria has successfully reduced the number of
Ebola cases in the country to one, the Minister
of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said.
As of Tuesday, only one Ebola patient
remained in isolation in Nigeria, down from
the 13 cases the country confirmed since the
outbreak of the virus in July, Mr. Chukwu said
at a press conference.
The deadly virus was first brought to Nigeria
38 days ago by a Liberian-American man,
Patrick Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer later died, but
after health workers who treated him had
contracted the virus.
Mr. Chukwu said so far Nigeria has had 13
cases including the index case. Five of those
infected died, while seven have successfully
recovered and were discharged.
Two of the nurses who managed Mr. Sawyer
were discharged Monday at the isolation
centre in Lago, Mr. Chukwu said.
He said Nigeria has been able to curtail Ebola
in the country.
All the 129 people who were under
surveillance have completed the 21day
observation incubation period and only one
person was found to be symptomatic and is
still being observed, he added.

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