Fresh Ebola Cases Discovered, 139 Persons Placed On Surveillance –FG

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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, Nigerian Tribune reports.
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.

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