Friday, 22 August 2014

Spouses Of 2 Medical Personnel Who Died Of Ebola Have Tested Positive In Lagos

These are indeed sad times for the family of those who have been visited by the deadly Ebola Virus. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Friday confirmed that two more people have been infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), bringing the number of current established cases to four.

Chukwu, who made the confirmation during an interaction with journalists, said the latest Ebola victims, are the spouses of two of the five people earlier killed by the disease.

It was earlier revealed that the spouse to late nurse Justina Ejelonu was admitted as a suspect case two days ago, now he has tested positive alongside the spouse of another doctor that earlier died of Ebola.

According to Sahara Reporters, last night five new suspect cases were brought to the treatment center. As of Friday, 4 cases are under treatment with one Dr. Adejoro severely ill while a nurse, Dochi Ameobi is stable.

“As of today, the number of deaths from Ebola remains 5 and the number of those that have recovered from the virus remains 5 as well”, the minister said, adding that these two victims are the first cases of Ebola infection through secondary contacts.

“As of today, there are 213 people under surveillance”.

He assured that the federal government, working with the Lagos state government and other partners would continue to maintain vigilance and strengthen containment activities.  He also assured the Nigerian public and the global community that efforts would continue until the very last case of Ebola is wiped out of Nigeria.

Why were they not taken in before now? Were they not aware that they had come in contact with their spouses? God help them and us!

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