Barely two days after he countered the disclosure of fresh Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, cases by the Lagos State Government, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, said the country is still not immune from its spread. While wading off public scare over a breakout of fresh cases, Chukwu disprove new claims made by the State Government.
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Chukwu, on Thursday, said that few EVD cases could still come up among the 189 secondary contacts being observed for having physical contacts with the initial 11 people infected by the late Liberian–American, Patrick Sawyer. The Minister’s Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh, in a statement he issued quoted his boss as saying so. Chukwu, Nwomeh said, has expressed “the possibility of two or three more cases could not be entirely ruled out (since) a good number of secondary contacts yet to complete the 21-day incubation period.” Nwomeh said the Professor Chukwu revealed this while declaring open, the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons in Abuja. Chukwu also commended health workers involved in the management of patients living with EVD for their courage, compassion and sacrifice.