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Ebola in Nigeria: 10 Confirmed Cases & 2 Deaths



Ebola Spreads in Nigeria - BellaNaija

Sadly, Ebola is spreading in Nigeria.

Nigerian health officials have reportedly announced that there are 10 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country, NY Times reports.

As BN, reported previously, two people have died from the disease: Patrick Sawyer (the Liberian-American) and one of the nurses who took care of him.

Speaking on the spread of the virus in Nigeria, Dr. Frank Mahoney, an epidemiologist who has been leading the Center for Disease Control’s Ebola response in Lagos, said international health officials are working with Nigerian officials to curb the spread of the virus.

Mahoney also revealed that health experts are working with the government to reach out to religious leaders including T. B. Joshua, to stop large gatherings that could encourage the spread of the virus.

According to reports, most of the Ebola cases involve individuals who had some direct contact with Sawyer, either at the airport or at the hospital where he was treated -First Consultant Medical Center.

Photo Credit: AP/Sunday Alamba/NY Times (*photo above shows a health official checking the temperature of a worker last week at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria*)


  1. FranklyChris

    August 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Not sounding overtly realistic, but T.B should kindly heed this plea and ensure that, at best, his members from other African countries are scrutinized for cases of Ebola. In such times, wisdom is essentially profitable to direct. God help us

  2. chi

    August 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Bella Naija please clarify. Are the 10 new cases separate from the 7 confirmed cases stated by the health ministry? Are there now 17 confirmed cases?

    • jide

      August 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Bella did not report this well we have 2 new cases making 9 plus sawyer making 10

  3. benny

    August 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    these foreign news bodies are dedicated to hyping this disease. it is the same number of people that had it before. One new case has been added. Ten fresh cases from where overnight? BN behave urselves and stop contributing to a culture of fear.

    • Latifa

      August 11, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      But BN stated clearly that most of the new cases are people who came in contact wit Mr Sawyer either at the Airport or Hospital.

    • benny

      August 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      If BN stated clearly, y are they re-reporting it. These are the same people we know with the ailment. Not a new group of 10. This is not 10 + the initial 9. Basically rebranding and reporting the same thing. People are scared enough.

    • C'est moi

      August 11, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Comprehension! It notes 10 CONFIRMED cases, prior reports had them noted as possible carriers pending tests.

  4. jamila yunusa

    August 11, 2014 at 1:37 pm


  5. Nana

    August 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    May God help us plus BN did you disable the comment section on the Arik post? coz I wanted to complain about their horrible customer service especially the one in Transcorp Hilton abuja….They should spend more time constantly training their staff until the improve…*Hiss*

  6. bruno

    August 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    TB joshua and all you pastors, una market don spoil, no more church service until further notice.

  7. lepa_shandi

    August 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    So this is 10 out of teh 139 Quarantined abi, or 10 plus that 139. More clarity is needed please before pple start freaking out. Hysteria is real yo!! Lets be specific and give full detailed information.

  8. Anike

    August 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    the people affected have been responding to treatment.

  9. Bolanle

    August 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Im sure d solution to all did will come sooner than expected in Jesus Name

  10. Dee

    August 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I’m just wondering if T.B. Joshua will start accepting folks that he wanna pray for them lol.. He better not

  11. sum1special

    August 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Churches like synagogue should be warned, before Ebola spreads to the streets.

  12. Chichi

    August 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Aunty Bella, it is not exactly spreading…this new person was among Patrick Sawyers primary contact!.

  13. Chichi

    August 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    abi these new people*

  14. jinkelele

    August 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Its now 10 CONFIRMED cases including the patrick sawyerr and the nurse that died.
    I suspect the additional confirmation may have come from the mother who was picked up from NNPC hospital since she had been at First Medical during the time Patrick was there but she was a secondary contact though

  15. Iortsor Churchill

    August 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    they should make sure that people coming in, in the country should be propaly checked

  16. nnek

    August 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    You people should please leave Bella Naija alone! Is BN the Ministry of Health or Information? Why dont the appropriate ministries do their jobs of telling the people of Nigeria the updates? What baffles me was when I watched the minister of health saying there was no one with ebola in Nigeria last week Sunday on NTA. He told people not to worry or express any anxiety then some days after we learned the nurse had died and now we have 10 cases of ebola???? Somethings dont just add up? Lagos is one of the most crowded cities in the world, that is why we desperately hope and pray this monster is contained. May God Help us O!

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