LAGOS NURSE WHO HAS EBOLA VIRUS ESCAPES TO ENUGU, INFECTS HER HUSBAND & 19 OTHERS

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A Nurse, who had previously had contact with the
late Liberian Ebola patient Patrick Sawyer, fled
quarantine in Lagos, and returned to her home in
town Enugu. This risky decision, and her resulting
contact with 20 other people, including her
husband, have caused panic in the state, with
many scampering.
�All those who she [Nurse] was in contact with,
including her husband, are under quarantine. The
medical team has been able to trace all those
who made contact with her.
�We have port health workers that are working in
our airports and seaports. We are calling on
citizens specifically to cooperate. If health
workers say you have had contact with A, B, C,
don�t move to anywhere; respect that judgment.
It is very important.
�In one or two cases where we have had
disobedience, we lost one of them and this one
now moved with it to another place (Enugu). So
we are urging Nigerians, please, to help us in
making sure that all these messages and appeals
we are making are implemented.�
Minister of Information Labaran Maku, said while
speaking at a Federal Executive Council meeting
in Abuja on Wednesday, and confirmed that the
nurse and the first 20 people she was in contact
with are currently under surveillance in Enugu.
He further encouraged citizens to comply with
protocol and instruction from health officials to
avoid spread.
Consequently, 189 people are now being
monitored in Nigeria. Three have died from the
disease in Nigeria.

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