Lagos reports 5 fresh Ebola cases, one recovery

Lagos reports 5 fresh Ebola cases, one recovery

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:51 pm

Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government says five fresh Ebola Virus suspected cases have been uncovered with the suspected victims already isolated at the Isolation Centre in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

 Also, another Ebola patient has survived the disease and has been discharged, says Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris on Wednesday at a news conference held at the government secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja.

 According to Idris, with five suspected new cases uncovered and isolated,  there are now six  Ebola victims at the Isolation Centre for treatment.

  “To date, we have recorded eight suspected cases. Five of the suspected cases came in on Tuesday. Twelve cases have been confirmed and five died. We are currently following up 213 contacts and 62 discharged,” he disclosed.

 The commissioner said progress was being made to curtail the disease, saying that government had already started shifting from primary to secondary contacts.

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