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said that it was expected that a few more contacts could develop the
EVD, especially in River state, before Nigeria could see the last case
of the disease.
Chukwu explained that the strategies for
containing the disease in the country were focused on appropriate
information, education, communication and sustenance of the surveillance
He also mentioned reduction in harmful practices that
promote the spread of the virus, provision of adequate care for
confirmed cases and active contact tracing as strategies for containing
the deadly virus.
Chukwu said the National Centre for Disease
Control (NCDC) had received approval for the re-production of copies of
the protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for management of
He said that the approval also included protocols
for submitting samples to the laboratories and burying of victims of the
He disclosed that Ebola virus could be diagnosed in
five states in the country and Abuja and listed the states as Lagos,
Oyo, Edo, Ogun and Rivers.
Chukwu said that the ministry had
planned to procure additional mobile laboratories for Abakaliki, Port
Harcourt, Bauchi, Jos and Sokoto.
He added that the ministry had
also proposed a special fund to support affected private hospitals that
complied with the policy of seeing all patients and reported suspected
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three confirmed cases not treated in Lagos comprise a surviving primary
contact of the index case (Patrick Sawyer), an ECOWAS Commission staff;
a private medical practitioner and a female patient.
Commission staff who became symptomatic, evaded surveillance in Lagos,
travelled to Port Harcourt and infected his attending physician,’’ he
Chukwu said that the number of Ebola virus cases in the
country was 16, adding that number of cases treated in the isolation
centre in Lagos was 13 while number discharged was seven.
that total number of deaths among those treated in Lagos was five while
those still receiving treatment in Lagos were two.
new Ebola virus case in Portharcourt was reported today of a female
doctor who was on admission at the Green Hart hospital where late Port
Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemoah, was treated after he got infected with
the deadly virus by an ECOWAS official, has tested positive to Ebola.
On Thursday, August 28, Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu confirmed the first recorded death from Ebola in Portharcourt.
Dr. Iyke Enemou, who treated ECOWAS diplomat Olu Koye who was already
infected with the Ebola Virus Disease died on August 22 in Port Harcourt
after his health got worse.
Meanwhile it was reported,
yesterday, that ECOWAS diplomat Olu Koye who was already infected with
the Ebola Virus Disease may face manslaughter charges for fleeing to
Portharcourt and spreading the deadly disease.
According to World
Health Organization,WHO, the Ebola outbreak is the worst ever, as it
has reported more than 1,550 cases of people infected with the deadly