Thursday, August 14, 2014

#EbolaOutbreak - Nurse Who Escaped Quarantine To Enugu Has Returned, Shows No Symptoms

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The Lagos nurse who travelled to Enugu against medical advice is now back in Lagos and is under quarantine with her husband says Nigerian Minister for Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu.

The nurse, who had contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, caused a stir when it was discovered that she had travelled to Enugu and had contact with at least 21 people.

However, Chukwu has confirmed that the nurse has so far not developed the symptoms as of the time of her trip. He said this in Abuja on Thursday.

“In Enugu yesterday, there were 21 secondary contacts with the nurse. But after investigations, there are only 6 secondary contacts now.

The nurse who is newly wedded had no symptoms of the disease when she travelled to Enugu, was transported back to Lagos in a special ambulance with her husband. Her husband is under quarantine now.”

On updates on Ebola cases in Nigeria, the Health Minister said some of the 169 secondary contacts of Patrick Sawyer were no longer under surveillance and had been released, having completed the 21 days of incubation period.

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