Nigeria’s First case of Ebola reported in Lagos

LAGOS – The Lagos state ministry of health says a 40-year-old Liberian man, who arrived the state last weekend, is being tested for deadly Ebola virus, but no result yet.

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Addressing a news conference today in Ikeja, Special Adviser to the governor on public Health, Dr. Yewande Adesina said the private hospital housing the Liberian has been cordoned off. [eap_ad_1] Dr. Adesina added that the 40-year old, suspected of possibly carrying the Ebola virus, has also been quarantined for treatment.

This would be the first recorded case of one of the world’s deadliest diseases in Nigeria.

Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak began in February, straining a string of weak health systems despite international help.


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