10 Ebola cases now in Nigeria, 177 under surveillance


ebola-victimsNIGERIA has now confirmed 10 cases of Ebola virus disease, with 177 persons under surveillance, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed in Abuja, on Monday. : Nigeria donates $3.5m to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Jonathan summons govs, health commissioners He made the disclosure while updating newsmen on the efforts by the government to contain the disease. “It has been 22 days since Ebola first landed in Nigeria. As of today, 177 primary and secondary contacts of the index case have been placed under surveillance or isolation. “The 10th case actually was one of the nurses who also had contact with our index case; when she got ill, we brought her into isolation, we just tested her at the weekend and she tested positive. “That is what made it 10 cases since the last conference on Friday. Between Friday and today, we have one additional case that brings it to 10.“Nine people developed Ebola, bringing the total number of cases in Nigeria to 10; of these 10, two have died — the Liberian-American and the Nigerian nurse – while eight are alive and currently on treatment,” he said.  SEE MORE ON PAGE2

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