No More Ebola In Nigeria –Health Minister

Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu
Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu

The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has told the Federal Executive Council that there is “no single case of Ebola” in the nation.

Prof. Chukwu said this while briefing journalists on the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, outbreak containment at the end of the Federal Executive Council Meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday.

He rxplained that the suspected case from Ife has been declared Ebola free while the south African woman, who was also quarantined, had no case of Ebola and has been moved to her country.

The Minister also stated that in all, the total number of contacts was 363.

Of this number, four are in Lagos while the rest are in Rivers State.

Furthermore, he said that the total number of cases discharged from surveillance since the importation of the disease into Nigeria was 517 monitored without any problems.

According tp the World Health Organisation, since the outbreak of the disease in West Africa in March, over 2,400 deaths have been recorded.

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