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#Ebola: Health Minister Reassures Nigerians That Virus Has been Successfully Contained, only One Case Left

Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu said yesterday that Nigeria has been able to reduce the number of Ebola cases to just one.

At a press briefing held in Abuja, Prof. Onyebuchi said only one patient out of the 13 confirmed cases in Nigeria is still at the Isolation center. He said five of those infected died while seven have successfully recovered and have been discharged. He also said two of the nurses who attended to Patrick Sawyer at the First Consultant hospital were discharged yesterday.

Find the minister’s statement below.

“Of these thirteen, five, including the index case unfortunately did not survive the disease and are now late. However, seven of the infected persons were successfully managed at the Isolation ward in Lagos and have been discharged home.

“Two of treated patients, a male doctor and a female nurse were discharged yesterday evening, 25th August, 2014 having satisfied the criteria for discharge.

“I wish to reassure Nigerians and indeed the global community that the Government shall remain vigilant and will not relent as Government continues to work with her partners to ensure that the disease is kept out of the country. Thank you.”

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4 comments

  1. Why can’t I just have faith in the way this Ebola ish is being handled by FMOH? *activating the wait and see mode.

  2. Lols @chidimma… *same thoughts over here*

    • Looks like I was right afterall. PH down, more to go. Noone has addressed the land route problems yet. God help us.

  3. Ebola is a dangerous virus that has destroyed much life. As the virus spreads through all the body, it badly damages the human immune system and organs. Still, we try to control them!

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