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Ebola: FG says Two More Nigerians Have Contracted the Virus

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Ebola Sypmptoms
Channels TV reports that the Federal Government has announced that two more Nigerians have tested positive for the Ebola Virus disease.

So far, three Nigerians have contracted the Ebola virus disease, and health experts say the case fatality for Nigeria is 28.6%.

A total of 139 contacts have been put on surveillance.

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26 Comments

  1. Dazzy

    August 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Chei!

  2. I go dey laff

    August 8, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    May God help us

  3. adelegirl

    August 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Very unfortunate 🙁

  4. Vashti

    August 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Father Lord!! what do we do now???!!!
    Please take this away please lord

  5. Mahmoud

    August 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    God isn’t going to come down and help us if we don’t help ourselves early enough…..every office or institution should start testing everyone and if you feel feverish pls don’t go out to work or public places till you feel better…..stay indoors to stop the spread….if your fever gets worse call the helplines…they’ll pick you up and quarantine your premises…..pls some people actually survive this thing…..don’t be wicked and try spreading it thinking you’ll die…..there’s a 10% survival rate…..isolate yourself once you feel a fever abeggggg.

    • ade

      August 8, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      The survival chance is now 40% from the news yesterday, please get help so they keep your body vitals up to survive if you suspect the virus

    • benny

      August 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Quit spreading fear. Ebola is not highly contagious. The kind of pandemonium u r encouraging will lead to the deaths of people with minor ailments who will refuse to seek medical attention for fear of being quarantined. Isn’t it better to just read what the WHO has outlined as preventive measures?
      When all the offices have been tested… who will test the unemployed?

  6. Amaka

    August 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Lord God, please I hope these two are part of the 6 persons in quarantine. Jesus, please be their healer.

  7. Chika

    August 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    @Mahmoud, well said, Nigerians take note.

  8. Noble (http://www.lagosconvo.com)

    August 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Lord have mercy!

  9. isaid!

    August 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Please people we have to take this as really serious. We have access to internet even on our phones now. educate yourself from the various websites and spread the correct info and not rumors. Working together , we can beat this virus or at least contain it for now by stopping the spread through rumors!!

  10. hmm

    August 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    The family of the infected and dead nurse have run away

  11. Ama

    August 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    This is horrible and so sad,so what happens to people that have to come back home or people that need to travel out for health reasons

  12. O my God, dis is so not nice mehn.. God Please Save Our Soul for we are sinners.

  13. kk

    August 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I don’t understand the meaning of this “surveillance” the Govt keeps using. This is why the virus is spreading. Assuming they had put the initial 70 suspected cases in quarantine till the 21days had elapsed, the numbers won’t have increased to 139 probable cases. They need to quarantine those 139 and not keep them “under survellance”

  14. Bukx

    August 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    @ hmm, how can you ascertain that the family of the dead nurse ran away? i have not seen or heard anything like that. please be careful the information you disseminate to the public. It is clear to everyone that this is much more serious than we initially thought.

  15. goddessofvictory

    August 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    shut down the borders! restrict movement! declare stay at home and find people that have made contact with infected people, quarantine them, increase awareness. radio stations now is not the time for skelewu’s n co educate educate in all languages even pidgin sef. explain what quarantine is so we dont have people escaping. this one has passed be careful o #Godhelpus

  16. benny

    August 8, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    BellaNaija please send your doctor Craig or comment as an organisation to put out some of the fear inflicted by these comments. We all are not going to die and these armageddon like comments are not helping. I was once paranoid like this till I educated myself. Please

  17. bisola

    August 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    So tired of seeing all these headlines about Ebola eg The federal govt has confirmed,The health minister said etc what measures are the Nigerian govt putting in place to contain the virus and avoid spread????

  18. O g o

    August 8, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    God have mercy!

  19. deevagal

    August 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    wash hands with soap and water, use an alcohol based sanitizer/disinfectant to rinse your hands frequently. avoid contact with bodily fluids (blood, saliva, sweat, mucus) of others, report any symptoms of fever, sore throat, malaise, headache, diarrhea and vomitting. call 0800-EBOLA-HELP that is 0800326524357. [email protected] on twitter.
    ebola doesnt alway lead to death if it is diagnosed on time and treatment started early.

    • Cynthia

      August 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      And no handshake, ppl.

  20. Kemi

    August 8, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Please dear brothers and sisters, no need to panic or have fear. Knowledge is powerful and in this case knowledge is the ‘cure’.

    Here are some FACTS that hopefully will help.
    – Ebola incubation period is 2-21 days. This is the time that the infected person can show symptoms.
    – An infected person is NOT contagious until he or she exhibits symptoms. This is a very important point. You cannot be infected unless the person shows symptoms.
    – Symptoms are sudden onset of fever, weakness, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding.
    – An infected person who is showing symptoms is usually too weak and sick and are usually hospitalized. This makes health care workers at higher risk of getting infected that the general public.
    – You can only get infected through direct contact with an infected person’s body fluids, urine, saliva, sweat, breast milk, semen, blood, vaginal secretions.
    – It is important to maintain good hygienic precautions like hand washing.
    – Boost your immunity by eating a healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables.
    – Avoid visiting people in hospital, no social visits for now.
    – Be vigilant around you.
    – If you have children PLEASE teach them good hand washing practices as well as instructing them not to share drinks with friends etc.
    For more information please go to the WHO and CDC websites and type in Ebola.
    Or call Kemskis Well Woman Health Center 0810 645 8868 0r 01 454 1245.

    Your health matters. No need to fear.

  21. deji

    August 9, 2014 at 6:58 am

    What the government surpose to have done to protect us is what they are doing now when it is too late.once there is outbreak of any disease you safe guide your people by take serious test on incoming people to your country by that we could have track that liberian guy down but now medcine after death

  22. cos I say so

    August 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    So I heard that ebola is actually airborne and there are scientific tests to prove it
    … off to lock my windows

  23. nnek

    August 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    People are drinking salt and saying ebola makes people to turn into monkeys because there isnt enough resources to help them know about Ebola. How will local people know if our doctors are on strike? People keep talking about the government, please who is the government? What are the frontline healthcare workers doing to enlighten people? Government should provide the money and not keep it for the election campaigns but what will happen if the money is released and there are no doctors?

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