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Nigeria confirms 19th Ebola case

Fifty days after the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, was imported into the country, the Federal government Monday confirmed the 19th case of the disease, even as another survivor was discharged from the isolation centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, bringing the number of survivors to 11.

The 19th case was the fiancé of one of the primary contacts of Sawyer’s who died of the disease.

HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).
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According to the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, the test results were equivocal but further tests established the disease.

“He had only mild symptoms and he has since recovered from the illness. He was quarantined but because of the equivocal test result he was not placed on active treatment, “he explained.


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