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Ebola In Enugu As FG Confirms 21 Suspected Victims Quarantined

…177 victims Quarantined In Lagos

As various levels of government in the country battle to check further spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the number of the suspected victims has continued to rise.

The Federal Government has confirmed almost 200 people are being currently quarantined in Lagos and Enugu states.

Information Minister, Labaran Maku made this known on Wednesday in Abuja in a chart with the State House Correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

Maku confirmed that the quarantined patients had contact with the country’s first EVD casualty, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who died three weeks in a Lagos at private Hospital.

He explained that a nurse among the suspected victims left Lagos for Enugu, despite government’s warning against the trip.

According to the Minister, a total of 198 persons were presently under watch by the Ministry of Health to contain further spread of the disease, clarifying that out of the figure, 177 victims were in Lagos while 21 were in Enugu.


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