Two People Down In Lagos

Two People Down In Lagos

The Lagos State Government has
yesterday revealed that two people who
contacted Mr Patrick Sawyer show
symptoms of fever.

Lagos commissioner for Health, Dr Jide
Idris, made this revelation when he talked
with the media, he said that the two were
among the 70 people being closely
monitored by the Lagos state

The commissioner called for calm and said
that both people were in quarantine and
said they did not test positive to the virus.
Idris said: “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 them period of
21 days from their exposure to the
victim,’’ he said.

He also continued and said that and
emergency operation centre has been set
up in the state in effort to check any
potential spread of the virus.

The commissioner also said that the
government was still investigating if Mr
Patrick Sawyer actually died from Ebola
and urged the citizens to report any
suspected case.

Nigeria has been in a constant state of
panic since Liberian, Mr Patrick Sawyer,
flew into the country with Ebola
symptoms and died later at a Lagos

Since then the Lagos state government
has quarantined over 70 people who had
contacts with the victim or his corpse.

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