The Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu revealed that as of today, Nigeria has only one confirmed case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Chukwu also asserted that Nigeria has brought the disease under control.
In a statement by his spokesperson Dan Nwomeh, two treated patients, a male doctor and a female nurse were discharged on Monday evening having met the satisfied criteria for discharge. Chukwu said that the lone confirmed case is a secondary contact of Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer and a spouse of one of the physicians who participated in the management of the index case.
“She is stable but still on treatment at the Isolation ward in Lagos,” read the statement below,
Today is 38th day since the virus got into Nigeria through Sawyer and so far, there have been 13 cases including the index case.
“Of these thirteen (13), five (5), including the index case unfortunately did not survive the disease and are now late. However, seven (7) of the infected persons were successfully managed at the Isolation ward in Lagos and have been discharged home.”