Monday, 28 July 2014

59 people including Nigerian Ambassador to Monrovia made contact with Liberian man that died of ebola virus in Lagos

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ebola virus in lagos

This is getting really serious and scary....

According to Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide, 59 had contact with the late Liberian man who was infected with the ebola virus. Test had been carried out on some of the people and 50% of them already are type 1 and 50% had type 2. But the health organization are trying all possible means to make sure the virus is not spread all over...

"So far, a total of 59 contacts have been registered consisting 44 hospital contacts (38 healthcare workers and six laboratory staff) and 15 Airport contacts, comprising 3 ECOWAS staff-driver, Liaison, and Protocol officer, Nigerian Ambassador to Monrovia, two nursing staff and five Airport passenger handlers. "As of the time of this report, 20 contacts had been physically screened of which 50% are type 1 contact and 50% had had type 2 contact.

Airline manifest has not been provided by the airline at the time of this report and therefore the precise number of passenger contacts is yet to be ascertained, especially as two flights were involved (Monrovia-Lome and Lome-Lagos)," he disclosed.

On case management, infection prevention and control, Idris said an isolation ward had been designated by the Lagos State Ministry of Health at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba for case management, adding that the designation of three other health facilities was underway.

"We call on all Nigerians to be calm and not panic and do hereby assure them that both the State and Federal Governments are up in arms to ensure that the virus did not escape and that no Nigeria is infected with this virus," he assured.

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