Monday, 1 September 2014
Latest onEbola Virus: 271 Under Surveillance
Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Monday, September 1 announced that 271 people suspected to have contracted the Ebola virus were under surveillance in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
The Minister who the suspected Ebola victims as at Sunday were placed under surveillance made this known in Abuja at the second emergency National Council on Health meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Nigeria.
He said that 72 persons were under surveillance in Lagos and 199 in Port Harcourt.
Chukwu said: “There is nobody under surveillance in Enugu now and no case of Ebola Virus Disease in Enugu State. As at Aug. 31, 278 contacts in Lagos state have completed the 21-day surveillance, and have been discharged.
“In Enugu, all the six identified contacts have completed the 21-day observation period and have been discharged,’’.