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Ebola: FG Confirms 198 Suspected Victims Are Quarantined In Lagos And Enugu




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As various levels of government in the country battle to check further spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the number of the suspected victims has continue to rise as the Federal Government just confirmed almost 200 people being currently quarantined in Lagos and Enugu states, in the South Western and Eastern Nigeria respectively.

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 private Hospital, stating that a nurse among the suspected victims left Lagos for Enugu, despite the warning against the trip.

According to the Minister, a total of 198 persons he stated 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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