NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
139 Nigerians now under surveillance for Ebola as 2 more test positive

By News Express on 09/08/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,370

Some 69 more people are under surveillance amidst concerns of infection with the Ebola virus, though confirmatory tests are yet to come in. This brings to 139 the number of people under surveillance.

Two more people have tested positive since the death of a nurse who attended to late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer in Lagos hospital on July 25, the federal health ministry confirmed yesterday. They bring to nine the total confirmed cases nationwide, said health minister Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu.

“So far the case fatality rate is 28.6 percent. Fatality rate in the ECOWAS sub-region is about 55 percent, which means 45 percent of people who have suffered from Ebola have survived and are living, and are living witnesses,” Chukwu said.

“Having Ebola does not mean you are condemned to die. We have survivors and almost half [of those infected] in West Africa have survived,” he added.

The figures emerged as both the minister and his information counterpart Mr. Labaran Maku, who heads the nationwide communication strategy for Ebola, visited the site of emergency operations centre, based at the Central Public Health Laboratory in Yaba, Lagos.

Their visit to assess the situation on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which entered the country late July with Sawyer’s death and has left one Nigerian health worker dead, comes ahead of an emergency national council on health meeting with state health commissioners on Monday.

The council is the highest policymaking body for health in the country and could chart further steps to address the outbreak and build states’ preparedness.

Further meetings are planned for Tuesday with road transport workers, students’ union governments of universities and polytechnics.

Both ministers are expected to brief the presidency on their assessment at the EOC, for which “additional money has been approved to acquire all needed to wage this war against Ebola,” said Chukwu.

The EOC is challenged by a dearth of volunteers – from laboratory and administration to security and technical – willing to take part in Nigeria’s anti-Ebola efforts.

But the federal health ministry has been given approval to recruit “necessary personnel” for the EOC.

In return, government has offered all EOC volunteers free life insurance cover, in same fashion as Lagos state government has done.

•Text courtesy of Weekly Trust. Photo shows Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.

Source News Express

Posted 09/08/2014 3:36:36 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Forbes removes Saudi moneybags from billionaires list after...

Emir of Katsina abducts, marries Christian minor

Trump unleashes missiles on Syria in retaliation for...

Edo APC leaders give Oshiomhole 7 days to...

Senate suspends Omo-Agege over unguarded comment

Senate to consider 2014 National Conference Report, demands...

26,000 defect from PDP to APC in Yobe...

NDLEA arrests 4 over attempt to unlawfully export...

Dream Team VI kill Young Terenga Lions, grab...

Wike’s claims on school renovation fraudulent and a...

6 foreigners in army’s net over terrorism

Veteran actress Liz Benson bounces back


Latest News Buhari okays traditional medicine for malaria as FG/JOHESU meeting ends in deadlock Ali-Modu Sheriff returns to APC 5 impacts of Konga – Yudala merger on e-commerce in Nigeria FEC: Government approves N10.7billion rice mills in 10 states MASSOB lambasts Buhari over Benue killings •Alleges Islamic agenda 2019: INEC to monitor political parties’ campaign finances INEC releases details for Dino Melaye’s recall Nigeria has collapsed irreparably under APC — Secondus Presidential Visit: Bauchi declares Thursday work-free day Tragedy as woman dies while drawing water from well in Anambra Okowa, Otuaro others to storm entrepreneurship awareness programme at DELSU Islamic Human Rights Commission condemns FG’s sudden trial of Zakzaky *Says charges a mockery of judicial process


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (340,028 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (335,101 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (268,107 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (220,449 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (202,261 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (198,374 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (173,078 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (155,433 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (147,269 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (139,238 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (137,066 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (129,726 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (36) Business & Economy (3,077) Business Verdict (40) Columnists (838) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (485) Features (570) Global Business Monitor (264) International (1,929) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (116) News (34,761) Opinion (917) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,821) Religion (724) Sports (1,487) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


Firstmobile banner




Boko Haram commanders surrender


APO Group Partner




REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera