Friday, 22 August 2014

2 new Ebola cases recorded in Nigeria




There are reports of two new cases of the deadly Ebola virus as has been confirmed by Nigeria's minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu on Friday.

According to the minister, the new cases are spouses of the primary contacts of the index case, Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the virus to Nigeria.

He said the new cases are the first secondary contacts to test positive to the deadly virus that has killed five people in Nigeria.

The Health Minister also said secondary contacts had been under surveillance since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.

Nigeria has recorded two new Ebola cases, the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, announced Friday.
Mr. Chukwu, a professor, said the new cases are spouses of the primary contacts of the index case, Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the virus to Nigeria.
He said the new cases are the first secondary contacts to test positive to the deadly virus that has killed five people in Nigeria.
The secondary contacts had been under surveillance since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria, Mr. Chukwu added.
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