Friday, August 22, 2014

Two Spouses Of Late Ebola Victims In Nigeria Test Positive – Health Minister

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Two new cases of Ebola have been announced today, and they are reported to be the spouses of two Ebola victims who had primary contact with late Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria.

Minister of Health Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu announced this today August 22nd when he updated on the state of Ebola in Nigeria.

The Minister said the Prof. Chukwu said the two new cases are the first secondary contacts in isolation to test positive to the deadly virus. He said he cannot be sure of when Ebola will be completely eradicated from the country.

According to Channels TV, the new suspected cases are currently being treated in Lagos at the Ebola Observation and treatment center.

The health minister said the public should not panic, and that “the battle is not over but we have done very well". This brings the total number of cases in Nigeria to 14, with 5 deaths and 5 survivors.

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