Nigeria has contained Ebola outbreak- Health minister

Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigeria’s health minister disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja that the authorities had “thus far contained” the Ebola outbreak that started July, with only one out of 13 confirmed cases still being treated at the Lagos Isolation Center.

Chukwu said of the other cases that five had died and the other seven have been discharged. The remaining one was the spouse of one of the doctors who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who brought the virus to Africa’s most populous nation.

“She is stable but still on treatment in an isolation ward in Lagos,” he said, adding that all cases were linked to Sawyer and had been quarantined.

“This is an indication that, thus far, Nigeria has contained the disease outbreak,” the Minister said.

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