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Tue Aug 26, 2014, 01:15 PM Aug 2014

Nigeria Has Reduced Number Of Ebola Cases To One

At a press conference, Professor Chukwu said that only one Ebola patient remained in isolation in Nigeria, down from the 13 cases confirmed since the outbreak of the virus in July.

The deadly virus was first brought to Nigeria by a Liberian-American man, Patrick Sawyer who died on July 25.

After Mr Sawyer’s death, health workers who treated him tested positive.

Professor Chukwu said: “So far Nigeria has had 13 cases including the index case”.

“Five of those infected, including Mr Sawyer died, while seven have successfully recovered and were discharged.

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According to him, All the 129 people, who were under surveillance, have completed the 21-day observation incubation period and only one person was found to be symptomatic and is still being observed.


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Nigeria Has Reduced Number Of Ebola Cases To One (Original Post) morningfog Aug 2014 OP
If true, that is a good recovery rate and good news uppityperson Aug 2014 #1
Definitely good for Nigeria, and its population. morningfog Aug 2014 #2


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2. Definitely good for Nigeria, and its population.
Tue Aug 26, 2014, 01:22 PM
Aug 2014

Things are getting worse in Liberia though and now it seems an independent outbreak in Congo is underway.

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