Friday, 1 August 2014

Ebola Scare Hit Anambra


Tension rose when the news spread that the corpse of an indigene of the state had been brought in from Liberia and deposited in a mortuary in Oyi Local Government Area of the state.
However it has not been confirmed that the deceased died of the Ebola virus.

In a telephone interview with Channels Television on Thursday evening, the State Commissioner for Health, Jehospahphat Akabuike, confirmed the incident, saying, however, that the mortuary has been cordoned off and all the attendants and workers have been quarantined, pending further tests.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has reassured Nigerians and other residents that there is no new case of Ebola outbreak in the country.

Addressing a joint news conference in Abuja, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, said that two persons who had primary contact with the late Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola virus in Lagos have been quarantined, while 69 others were under close surveillance.

The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, who also spoke at the news conference said that the Federal Government was doing all it could to ensure that no other case of Ebola is recorded in the country.

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