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Ebola: Lagos records 5 new suspected cases

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The Lagos State government has announced that 5
new suspected cases of Ebola virus have been
recorded at the Yaba Isolation Centre. The state
Commissioner for health, Dr Jide Idris made this
known today while addressing journalists.

Dr Idris said that two of the five new cases were from
secondary contacts and that 213 people are
now being observed

“Till date, we have recorded eight suspected
cases, five of which came in yesterday August
19th, 12 confirmed. On the whole, five have died
(including the index case).

We are currently following up 213 contacts, and 62 have completed the two-day follow-up,” Dr Jide said
Dr. Idris used the opportunity to pay tribute to late Dr
Ameyo Adadevoh and other health workers who have
so far died from the Ebola virus disease.

“She, (Dr. Adadevoh) it was, who took the
initiative to intimate the Ministry concerning the
index case – Liberian-American (Mr. Patrick
Sawyer) and substantially to her credit the
moderate containment achieved is owed. She led
the team who attended to the index case.

Her doggedness and commitment to duty saw her
personally reviewing the case even though the
patient had earlier been seen by a doctor.

The Ministry of Health commiserates with their
families, co-workers, friends and loved ones on
these irreparable losses which was on the line of
duty,” he said.

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