The Nigerian Health Minister has said that a new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Lagos
A new case of the Ebola disease has been confirmed in Lagos, Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu said.
Professor Chukwu disclosed this at a press conference held today, September 8, 2014 while also saying that the sister of late Port Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemuo had been discharged.
The new patient is said to be the fiancé of someone who made primary contact with index case, Patrick Sawyer.
The Minister also said that Enemuo's wife is responding to treatment and will soon be discharged. Enemuo contracted the disease after secretly treating an infected ECOWAS diplomat in Port harcourt.
The development was also revealed via Twitter by the minister's Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh.
Mr. Nwomeh shared some of the highlights of the press conference through a series of tweets. Read below:
Wife of late PH doctor on treatment in isolatn ward in Lag no longer has #EVD symptoms, undergoing series of tests preparatory to discharge
Of 11 #Ebola survivors in Nigeria, 9 managed sucesfuly by mgt team & discharged, 1 treated by late doctor, latest Lagos case also survived
Nigeria current EVD status Sept 8 Total confirmed cases 19 - 7 dead, 11 survivors, 1 under treatment in Lagos. No more #Ebola patient in PH
Minister of Health: only 1 #Ebola patient now under treatment in Nigeria. Patient, wife of late PH is recovering & will be discharged soon
Minister of Health again dispels rumours of #Ebola cases in many states including Kebbi Kaduna Lagos FCT Oyo Ebonyi Delta & Sokoto
Port Harcourt has total of 477 currently under surveillance, 5 have been discharged after completing 21 days observation
Total of 339 contacts previously on surveillance released after completing 21 days of observation
Total number of contacts of EVD currently under surveillance in Lagos has reduced to 27
Another #Ebola patient in Nigeria has been successfully managed & discharged. She is sister of late PH doctor & was treated in PH
19th case of EVD in Nigeria is fiancé of a primary contact of Sawyer in Lagos who has made full recovery
Total number of confirmed cases now 19th, with total number of deaths still 7 while there are now 10 survivors of EVD in Nigeria so far
Minister of Health briefing d press on latest developments on #Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria
Minister of Health to brief d press this morning on status of #Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria. Venue is 6th Floor FMOH Abuja @ 10 am