Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for pointing me to an increasingly confused situation in Nigeria. We've heard today that five new suspected Ebola cases had surfaced in Lagos, and that one was a Liberian. Now Naij.com reports: No New Ebola Case In Lagos: Health Minister Debunks Report. Excerpt:
The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has dismissed reports that there are five fresh cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos.
This was disclosed today, August 20, through his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh who advised Nigerians to disregard any news of fresh cases of the deadly disease.
Nwomeh in a series of tweets advised that any doubtful information on the outbreak of EVD should be verified from the office of the Minister of Health, adding that the Minister of Health has the sole authority to announce confirmed cases of the disease in Nigeria.
He added that there was no evidence that discharged patients can transmit the disease.
Reports surfaced some hours ago that there are new cases of the deadly Ebola virus as five people showing symptoms were brought to the Yaba Mainland Hospital in Lagos and a Liberian was among them.