Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fresh Ebola Cases Discovered, 139 Persons Placed On Surveillance

Nigerian Tribune reports: The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu yesterday confirmed two new cases of  Ebola infection in Lagos, which now brings to nine, the number of cases recorded in Nigeria so far, 

He also announced that 139 people were currently under surveillance. Professor Onyebuchi made these known while addressing newsmen in Lagos to give an update on the country’s situation as regards the disease which spread panic across the nation between Thursday and Friday morning.

According to the minister, aside the two fresh cases, there were also six suspected cases which had not been confirmed.

“The total number of cases, as of this morning, (Friday) stands at nine out of which eight are Nigerians and one American-Liberian.

“Out of the nine confirmed cases, seven are alive and are receiving treatment In Lagos,” he said.