Video Published on Sep 8, 2014: Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu confirms there are 19 cases of Ebola in the country, 15 in Lagos and four in Port-Harcourt.
MINISTER of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu commented :“The 19th case is the fiancé of one of the primary contact of Mr Sawyer who died of the disease. The test results were equivocal, but further tests established the disease.”
The minister further said “the total number of deaths from Ebola in Nigeria stands at seven.”
Also commenting on the contacts, the minister said “regarding the contacts currently under surveillance, Lagos has 27 contacts surveillance as of now. A total of 319 contacts that are previously on surveillance have been discharged, having completed 21 days observation. “Port Harcourt has 477 contacts under surveillance. It is a mixed group consisting of tertiary and quaternary contacts of Mr Sawyer. Five contacts have already been discharged in Port Harcourt, having completed 21 days of observation.”