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59 People in Lagos Came in Contact with Late Liberian Ebola Victim



Ebola Victim - July 2014 - BN News - 01
On Monday 28th July 2014, the Lagos State Government revealed that 59 persons came in contact with the 40 year old Liberian man who died of the Ebola virus recently. His body was later cremated.

According to Dr. Jide Idris – the Commissioner for Health, the number of people included 44 health care workers and 15 other people at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

It is yet to be known the number of people that came in contact with the Liberian on the plane to Nigeria as the Asky Airline management is yet to provide the information.

Out of the 55 known contacts, 20 had been screened and released. 50% had type one contact, while the other 50% had type two contact.

Dr. Idris however urged Nigerians not to panic, that no one else in the country had been infected with the virus.

“We can categorically state that as of today, we have only one case of imported Ebola and death. No Nigerian is infected, but all contacts are being actively followed.

We call on all Nigerians to be calm and not panic. We assure them that both the state and the Federal Government are up in arms to ensure that the virus did not escape and that no Nigeria is infected with this virus.” he said.

He stated that an emergency operations centre has been made available at the Central Public Health Laboratory in Yaba, Lagos, and an isolation ward has been put in place at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba for case management.

Three other health facilities will also be made available soon.

Ebola Symptoms
According to Dr. Yewande Adesina – the Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Fashola, here are the symptoms of the illness.

  • Malaria and difficulty in eating
  • Vomitting
  • Stooling as if one has Diarrhoea
  • Blood later comes out of the eyes, ears, nose, anus and private parts


  1. iamnephiza

    July 29, 2014 at 3:57 am

    ok. Am not freaking out yet.

  2. Mo

    July 29, 2014 at 4:20 am

    I believe this man knew exactly what his intentions were when he chose to come to Nigeria. What is our govt doing to prevent this from recurring. All airlines shld be stopped from flying to those infected regions. We already have enough to deal with.

  3. Adam

    July 29, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Scary!!! God please have mercy and provide a cure for this deadly virus. Chai, der is God o

  4. poison ivy

    July 29, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Thank God such a thing happened in a state like lagos,fashola always delivers……….let’s continue the good work people#NoToEbola

  5. temibalo

    July 29, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Thank Ypu Jesus…. buts lets be 100% sure….people on the plane

  6. LALA

    July 29, 2014 at 8:34 am

    WTH, is type 1 and 2 contact?. These health officials need to educate the public about that , bcos this info is incomplete.

    • Idak

      July 29, 2014 at 9:43 am

      very incomplete. In view of the fact that lack of info or/and absence of info breeds rumours, something has to be done about this incomplete info released to the public.

    • Bella

      July 29, 2014 at 10:22 am

      it also breeds panic. Please can they expatiate. this is not a easy task to take, there are way too many people in Lagos, we need more info o

  7. wallpaper

    July 29, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Asky airline is YET to release information on the possible contacts on the plane??? WTH.

    • Idak

      July 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

      The manifest might be missing

  8. free mind

    July 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Psalm 91.

    • Idak

      July 29, 2014 at 9:44 am

      In addition to Psalm 91 take proactive steps.

  9. Rapper Aity

    July 29, 2014 at 8:54 am


  10. Kweenliz

    July 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I don’t understand ds?

  11. Meggi

    July 29, 2014 at 9:54 am

    God WȊ̝̊̅ℓℓ surely have mercy oπ us

  12. Jo!

    July 29, 2014 at 10:36 am

    wait, Malaria is a symptom of Ebola??????? C’MON PEOPLE!!!

    • Thatgidigirl

      July 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Thought i was the only one that read that too o!

    • Idak

      July 29, 2014 at 11:35 am

      I suddenly question the competence of the man

    • Kili

      July 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Well. In a way kind of. Since there is no cure. In my lay man opinion. Detection is by elimination method since the symptoms are similar to malaria, typhoid etc etc. So they probably start treating malaria and then to typhoid …it keeps going like that till they can pin it to Ebola. So u can have Ebola and mistake it for malaria till u start bleeding. I am liking the awareness all the same. No one should be caught unawares. I am so printing some stuff for my colleagues at work. I cant shout abeg.
      Like I said this my layman’s logic. Thankyou.

  13. okon philip

    July 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

    The world is gradualy comming to an end. God have mrcy on us

  14. mulikat

    July 29, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Those 59 and all people in the Arik Airline most be keep in close door,Isolierstation pls.After Boko Harm, Kidnapping,Robbers ,Ritualist,419,No job and No Govt,God dont give innocent and poor Nigeria Ebola Pls, that man is very wicked to travell down to Nigeria.

  15. Fre

    July 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    And how many people came in contact with the 59 people?

  16. Dee

    July 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    @fre thank you , how many people came in contact with the 59 and how many with those? It’s an unfortunate continuous cycle , may God help us

  17. mylittlecuteface

    July 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    This is very scary. The airline should have released the manifest like since. I just keep remembering world war z, please hope the hospitals are also been re-enforced to handle this?

  18. name

    July 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    hi BN, please ask Dr craig to give us a write up on ebola (origin, etc), thanks

    • Dr. Craig

      August 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      A reader asked a question about salt and Ebola prevention and this will be published soon.
      Warm regards,
      Dr. Craig

  19. Endowed

    July 30, 2014 at 1:38 am

    God you are in control….the last of those symptoms just got to me. I pray my family in Monrovia is safe IJN. AMEN

  20. mujer

    July 30, 2014 at 2:14 am

    IJN, let us not start demonstrating idiocy, Nigerian govt officials that is. Since when did malaria become a symptom of Ebola? This one is a novel finding!

  21. Omo1

    July 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    And this man just had to bring the deadly virus into the country. I’m still sulking on that

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