Lagos has recorded yet another Ebola case, the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed today September 8, through his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh.
Dan took to twitter to share some of the statements the minister made during a press conference held earlier today.
The new confirmed case is the fiance of one of the primary contacts of the index case, Patrick Sawyer.
However, the primary contact had made a full recovery.
The new case brings the total number of Ebola cases in Nigeria to 19 with seven people dead from the disease while 10 others have recovered, the minister said.
He noted that with the latest developments, the total number of people under surveillance in Lagos have reduced to 27 while Port Harcourt has 477. He also said that five people have been discharged from the Port Harcourt isolation center following completion of the 21 days observation period.
He further stated that the sister of the Port Harcourt doctor, Ikechukwu Enemuo, who treated one of Mr. Sawyer’s primary contact in a hotel secretly, has fully recovered and been discharged.
Mr Chukwu however, debunked rumours of an outbreak of Ebola in any other state or city in Nigeria, besides Lagos and Port-Harcourt.