Lagos Hospital Where Ebola Victim Died Shut Down

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The Lagos State government has shut down and quarantined First Consultants Hospital in Obalende where a Liberian, Mr Patrick Sawyer with Ebola virus died last week in Lagos.

“We have shut the
hospital to enable us to properly quarantine the environment. Some of the
hospital staff who were in close contact with the victim have been isolated. The hospital will be shut for a week and all
staff monitored to ensure the virus has not spread,” the Lagos State Health Commissioner
Jide Idris said.

Mr Idris also said the
Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi Nnadozie, three staff of the
Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, and 55 others who had contact
with the victim are closely been monitored.

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