Tuesday, 29 July 2014

59 Persons Came In Contact With Ebola Victim –LASG

The Liberian man Patrick Sawyer who died of Ebola virus in Lagos had contact with fifty nine people.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Doctor Jide Idris who announced this said that twenty of those people, including health workers, ECOWAS staff and airport officials have been physically screened.

He told newsmen at Alausa that government was yet to get the airline manifest to ascertain the precise number of people he had contact with.

Liberian has in the meantime closed all its border crossings to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus.

Doctor Idris said no Nigerian is infected with the Ebola Virus so far, adding that all contacts were being actively followed and urged Nigerians not to panic.

The Director of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Professor Abdulsalam Nasidi said it is important to categorise the contacts in order to prevent any possible outbreak in Nigeria.

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