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Ebola: Five Suspected Cases of Virus in Lagos



Yesterday, the Lagos State Government revealed that it has received five additional suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Dr. Jide Idris, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health at the press briefing on the update of the deadly virus said that two of the fresh suspected cases are secondary contacts while the remaining three are primary contacts with late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer.

According to the Sun News, Dr. Idris said the new suspected cases have increased the number of patients in isolation wards from two to six, adding that one of the suspected cases was a Liberian brought into the isolation centre from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

He said that the Liberian tested negative and has since been released.

“Till date, we have recorded eight suspected cases, five of which were brought in yesterday. We have 12 confirmed cases on the whole out of which five have died and five have been discharged. We are currently following up on 213 contacts while 62 have completed the 21-day follow-up.”, he said.

Idris however maintained that the mode of transmission is mostly from an infective person in an infective state and from infected animals.


  1. ecart

    August 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    How many more cases are going to pop up o. This is not funny @ all.

  2. Shadie

    August 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I thought the govt would have banned Liberians from coming into the country.

    • Ayishaa

      August 20, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      My that’s exactly.


    August 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Dear God! This whole Ebola thing makes me so nervous. May God protect me and mine and you and yours.
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  4. @edDREAMZ

    August 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Am really happy that everyone that has it is been under obbservation…..

  5. Ayishaa

    August 20, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Sorry boo meant my thots exactly.

  6. fleur

    August 21, 2014 at 1:35 am

    So I guess the liberian that was held in the isolation ward is free per previous exposure but since he was in the same ward with other confirmed cases, we can now say that in 3 weeks, he will become a true victim?
    Just saying. Be like say everybody dey go this isolation ward – suspect case or not.

  7. Tosin

    August 21, 2014 at 3:42 am

    1. I love the update. It’s very RESPONSIBLE of them to keep the public so clearly updated. (Now, the public’s ability to process that information is another story. Everything always points back to education.)
    2. Sad that some people have died. God bless the souls of the departed, and those who remain.
    3. Those models are hot, rocking the white and yellow 🙂

  8. chuka

    August 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Incubation period is said to be 2-21 days. How long ago did Sawyer die and how come we are seeing fresh cases from direct contact with him?

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