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Nigeria Has Contained Ebola, Only One Case – Health Minister



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The Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu revealed today that Nigeria has only one confirmed case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Chukwu also asserted that Nigeria has brought the disease under control.

In a statement by his spokesperson Dan Nwomeh, two treated patients, a male doctor and a female nurse were discharged on Monday evening having met the satisfied criteria for discharge.

Chukwu said that the lone confirmed case is a secondary contact of Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer and a spouse of one of the physicians who participated in the management of the index case.

“She is stable but still on treatment at the Isolation ward in Lagos,” read the statement,

Today is 38th day since the virus got into Nigeria through Sawyer and so far, there have been 13 cases including the index case.

“Of these thirteen (13), five (5), including the index case unfortunately did not survive the disease and are now late. However, seven (7) of the infected persons were successfully managed at the Isolation ward in Lagos and have been discharged home.”


  1. Nikky

    August 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    was it not just yesterday y’all said the sister of the doctor has been confirmed with the virus? If the sister is confirmed, plus the spouse, plus the enugu runaway health worker, so far Minister Chukwu, thats more than one last I checked. I may need to go get back my school fees from my maths teachers.

    • Foxtrot

      August 27, 2014 at 8:58 am

      The Enugu nurse never developed Ebola symptoms and the story about Dr Adadevoh’s sister was never confirmed or was it?

  2. ak

    August 26, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Chukwu shut up. You like to lie too much.

    Let the lagos commisioner for Health affirm your statement first.

  3. Dizzy

    August 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I said it before and I will say it again!!!

    The Ministry of Health really and truly needs to be commended for a job well done.

    I am always the first to criticize Nigerian authorities, but this time.? Nah!
    The response and containment has been first class!

  4. Maxine

    August 26, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Thank God for miracles. Thank God!!!!

  5. Wale

    August 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Same was said of BH, three years ago…

  6. Emeka Onuoha

    August 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Great news thanks be to God and kudos to the federal and state governments and the health ministry i say more grease too your elbow.

  7. bake

    August 26, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Thank God this is a very good news…………………Fashola is really working, thank God it started in lagos, cant vouch for any other governor!!!!!!!!!

  8. eniola

    August 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I hope this is true.

  9. Olivia

    August 26, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you Lord! A BIG thank you to everyone who helped in containing and managing the disease to prevent it from spreading. We Nigerians are truly grateful.. To every health care worker, doctor, volunteer, security personnel, anyone at all involved, God bless and reward you for risking your life for the sake of others. Again, Thank you. We are seriously grateful.. Super proud of Nigeria as a whole for being able to manage this.

    Onyebuchi Chukwu, Sir, thank you for all the work and for all the updates.

    Much love.


  10. hauwa

    August 26, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Oook that good news and I pray they are telling the truth………..

  11. tunmi

    August 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    The Minister of Health is saying one thing. The Lagos commissioner of Health is saying another.

  12. Chi

    August 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Dr Adadevoh’s sister didn’t test positive according to family sources, was had been under supervision but was given a clean bill of health yesterday and asked to go home.

  13. Chi

    August 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Ooops bloody iPad auto correct. She had been under supervision

  14. Musings.

    August 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    i really hope so.

  15. jiM collins

    August 26, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Kudos to nig. doctors nd minister of health.

  16. Dee

    August 27, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Wonderful news.

  17. Pacey

    August 27, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Praise be to Soponna! He has done it!

  18. NNENNE

    August 27, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Great! RIP to those who lost their lives.

  19. Pampam

    August 27, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Has anyone realised that the numbers don’t add up, if 5 people have died and 7 have survived that’s 12 not 13

    • Nabz

      August 27, 2014 at 9:53 am

      13 confirmed cases – 5 dead, 7 discharged and 1 still undergoing treatment.

    • I'mJustSayn'

      August 27, 2014 at 9:53 am

      5 died, 7 survived and 1 is still getting treated. Gaan remove the log from ya olodo eye.

  20. Feirooz

    August 27, 2014 at 6:55 am

    If indeed its true,Kudos and we thank God.

  21. JohnSpeaksEntrepreneurship

    August 27, 2014 at 7:19 am

    In Jesus Name we pray.
    Somebody say Amen

  22. CHY

    August 27, 2014 at 7:28 am

    thank God.

  23. Jhennique

    August 27, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Only one confirmed case! the others under surveillance are “suspected cases”. make people dey try read well.

  24. Deborah

    August 27, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Thank God this did not land in the north where people have nonchalant attitude towards health, cant tell what percentage of the population will have contracted Ebola. The Cholera outbreak which can effectively be managed with adequate rehydration claimed lot of lives because the people wont be hygienic. Thank God Ebola has been contained in Lagos. Once again,to God be all the glory.

  25. Mercy

    August 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I pray it’s real oo

  26. Adaeze Writes

    August 27, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Great News! Now we can go back to living without fear!

    • Pacey

      August 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Now we can go back to living without fear? I really hope you were being sarcastic and sarcasm detector is faulty (as it so often is)
      What about the parts of our country that we can no longer visit? Sectarian violence and Boko Haram?
      What if you’re gay?
      What if you have no money to afford the already poor level healthcare?
      Food, water, light, transport, house?
      Okay, if you say so. I’ll try to go back to living without fear.

  27. Iris

    August 27, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I think they should have waited and monitored the situation before making this announcement. Is the one case Dr Adadevoh’s sister? I think one of the other affected countries thought they had it under control a few months ago and then it “returned” with a vengeance. People please continue to take precautions. The loss of even one additional life is one too many.

  28. T

    August 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Notice how the CNNs and MSNBCs aren’t reporting this 24/7. The “news”

  29. sum1special

    August 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

    God is alive.

  30. Annie

    August 27, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Thank you Lord, finally i can go about my usual business, Balogun market here i come, oh well will still wear my long sleeves and cover my borri well sha, i cannot fit shout!

  31. omoobanta

    August 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    media spin. Note he said ‘confirmed’ and kept repeating the word. How many suspected??

  32. omoobanta

    August 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    WHO has said there are 4 suspect cases here:
    FG stop lying to us.

  33. Moyo

    August 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    what about the 100 secondary contacts have they been discharged too or are being monitored

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