Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this NAN report in remikuti.com: Ebola: Health Minister Says 271 Under Surveillance in Lagos & Port Harcourt. Excerpt:
The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Monday said 271 people suspected to have contracted the Ebola virus were under surveillance in Lagos and Port Harcourt as at Sunday.
Chukwu made this known in Abuja at the second emergency National Council on Health meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Nigeria.
He said that 72 persons were under surveillance in Lagos and 199 in Port Harcourt.
“There is nobody under surveillance in Enugu now and no case of EVD in Enugu State. As at Aug. 31, 278 contacts in Lagos state have completed the 21-day surveillance, and have been discharged.
“In Enugu, all the six identified contacts have completed the 21-day observation period and have been discharged,’’ he said.
The minister said that it was expected that a few more contacts could develop the EVD, especially in River state, before Nigeria could see the last case of the disease.
He explained that the strategies for containing the disease in the country were focused on appropriate information, education and communication and sustenance of the surveillance systems.
Other strategies, according to him, are reduction in harmful practices that promote the spread of the virus, provision of adequate care for confirmed cases and active contact tracing.