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Enugu Set Up 4 Quarantine Centers For Ebola

Enugu Governor, Chime Sullivan

The Enugu state government has established four designated quarantine centres for the handling of the deadly Ebola virus in the area.

African Examiner gathered that the development, followed Wednesday’s announcement by the Minister of Information labaran Maku, that one of the nurses who treated the late Liberian, who died of the disease recently in Lagos left Lagos for Enugu, despite government’s warning against the trip.

However, briefing newsmen on Thursday in Enugu, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. George Eze, disclosed that the said Nurse and her husband have since been deported back to lagos were they reside.

“It was when she came down to Enugu, according to her and her husband that she started having symptoms. It was then that we were informed and we isolated her and her husband and decontaminated the house and took her back to Lagos”.

He named the quarantine centres to include District hospitals Ikem, isi-uzo council area, Oji River, Nsukka and Colliery hospital Enugu.

According to him, the woman who is under surveillance were taken back to Lagos alongside her husband by personnel of Centre for disease Control from the federal ministry of health.

The Commissioner clarified that the 21 persons that had contact with the Nurse while in Enugu are now under surveillance in their various houses and not quarantined as reported in some segments of the media, because they have not shown any symptom of the deadly disease.

Dr Eze further disclosed that the building where the couple stayed in Enugu before being taken back to Lagos has since been decontaminated by the Disease control team.

He assured that the state government will continue to handle the Ebola issue in accordance with laid down procedure by World Health Organisation WHO.

The Health Commissioner, equally revealed that the federal government has concluded plans to relocate the mobile diagnostic Centre in Irua, Edo state, to Enugu for handling of the deadly disease.


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