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Monday, August 25, 2014


Two confirmed cases of the Ebola disease in Nigeria were Friday disclosed by Nigeria’s Health Minister, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu.  The two cases are spouses of two individuals that had direct contacts with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American that brought the disease to Lagos.

The new cases are the first confirmed secondary ‎carriers of the disease in the country, the Minister said in a briefing, adding that they have been under surveillance for sometime. Their identities were however not disclosed.
 So far, 5 persons have been killed by the deadly disease in Nigeria since the outbreak in July. Nigeria has declared a medical emergency and approved over N1 billion naira to fight the disease.

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.

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