Via Online Nigeria News: Ebola: Two down with fever in Lagos after contact with victim. Excerpt:
The Lagos State Government on Friday said two persons out of those who had contacts with Mr. Patrick Sawyer, the dead Liberian Ebola victim, had manifested symptoms of fever.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, made the disclosure when he addressed newsmen on the update of the country‘s first Ebola case in Ikeja.
Idris said the two persons were among the 70 contacts being monitored and investigated for any symptoms of the disease by the state government and other partners.
The commissioner, who said the two cases were under observation, however stressed that they did not test positive to the virus.
Idris said the state government would continue to monitor all contacts with the victims until the end of the 21 incubation day period of the virus.
“Our Rapid Response Team is currently tracking all contacts of persons exposed to the dead passenger with Ebola virus. “The contract tracing team is following 70 contacts of the EVD case and linking them to clinical support when needed.
“Two suspect cases had fever, they are under observation and so far have tested negative to the virus.
“The monitoring of suspect cases will continue until the end of the period of 21 days from their exposure to the victim,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, This Day Live reports that Nigeria has banned the shipment of corpses into the country from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.