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Ebola: Spouses of Late Ebola Victims Contract Disease – Health Minister



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On Wednesday, there were conflicting reports that 5 people had contracted the Ebola virus in Nigeria. The health minister Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu denied the report, but the commissioner for health in Lagos Dr. Jide Idris said it was true.

Today, Chukwu told reporters at a press briefing in Abuja that there are 2 new cases of the disease from secondary contacts of the Liberian-American primary victim Patrick Sawyer.

He said he cannot be sure of the complete eradication.

According to Channels TV, they are the spouses of two late Ebola victims. They are currently being treated in Lagos.

Chukwu said the public should not panic, and that “the battle is not over but we have done very well.”

This Day, Punch and Channels TV confirm the report.
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  1. Monisola

    August 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I am glad that they are actively updating the public. Knowledge is the key.
    I pray the affected spouses receive divine healing from above.

  2. bruno

    August 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This health minister is a bloody liar and a crook, what of the person that you said was cured, let that person give a press conference, stop lying to us and giving us false hope.

    • Omo-NwaOnyeYamiri

      August 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Bruno, Don’t be cynical. We can do without the stigma that outing the survivors would spurn, pls.

    • bruno

      August 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      @omo, someone like you is shallow and easily fooled,I know you believe in god and mystical creatures, the white man that was cured in america came out and did a press conference, that is authentic, no yeye,nigerian government and their tricks, they keep lying to us,I have had it with them

  3. Created Woman

    August 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I hard rumor that one of the spouses even embalm her husband at home
    na wa oh may God Help Us concealing is never the way Out

    • ALS challenge

      August 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      You hard or heard?

  4. Changing Faces

    August 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    All this government cover up… there are definitely more cases than being reported. I read another FCH doctor died from Ebola, and the wife had him embalmed. The same doctor had been treated in another hospital, and also had his pastor pray for him. No idea the no of people he had contact with before his death. Let’s remain alert and vigilant, as we’re only being fed what the government wants via the media

  5. Mz_ bi

    August 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Embalm ke? God.

  6. wofai

    August 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    changing faces. i second that. lets us remain alert. it is well

  7. Mz Socially Awkward...

    August 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Oh my God. Just when you thought it might be getting better…

  8. @edDREAMZ

    August 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    The sweetest thing about all this is that they are all under observation…..

  9. Sola

    August 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Come on ! Who did the embalming ? Ask yourself these questions before posting trite stuff !!

    • Changing Faces

      August 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      The person who did the embalming apparently didn’t know the guy died from Ebola, till now he hasn’t been reported as an Ebola victim. I appreciate you’re the only smart person here, as we are daft to post “trite” stuff..good thing is that Ebola doesn’t recognise smart people, just stay safe.

  10. mscookie

    August 22, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    May God help us

  11. Peye

    August 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I am a doctor and one of my classmate also a doctor resides with me and his cousin worked as a doctor in first consultant hospital and is still been observed. he was supposed to get married tomorrow.

  12. gloria okwusi

    August 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    jesus pls av ur way

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