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FG Confirms Ebola Outbreak, Deadly Disease Hits Enugu As 22 Persons Are Quarantined

The Federal Government of Nigeria Wednesday Confirmed that an additional twenty one persons including a nurse have been quarantined in Enugu state on a suspicion of likely infection with Ebola Virus Disease.

The Minister of Information Labaran Maku told State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting that the affected nurse had primary contact with the late Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who brought the disease to Nigeria.

The minister explained that the nurse traveled to Enugu from Lagos against instruction not to leave Lagos State, adding that 198 persons are currently under watch by the Ministry of Health to contain further spread of the disease.

Labaran Maku explained that out of the 198 persons under surveillance , 177 of them are in Lagos while 21 are in Enugu.

“All those who had primary contact have been quarantined. Secondary contacts have also been traced. So far the number of people that have been traced is 198. Out of this number, 177 are in Lagos and are being traced. Some are in quarantine, some are being monitored by health specialists.”

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