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Baby tests negative for Ebola in Rivers

11 September 2014, 16:26

Rivers - The Rivers State Government has revealed that the 18 months old child admitted for possible traces of Ebola disease at the Port Harcourt Ebola treatment centre tested negative, Vanguard reports.

Rivers State Commissioner of Health, Dr Sampson Parker, said on Wednesday appealed to the international community to assist in the fight against the dreaded Ebola virus in Liberia and Sierraleone, stressing that such move would curtail its spread to other West Africa countries.

Also read: University of Ife denies Ebola outbreak on campus

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, had stated that the total number of patients who have been successfully managed and discharged is now 10. The latest are the sister of the Port Harcourt doctor who was discharged from the isolation ward in Rivers State on 7th September 2014, and the wife of the same doctor who was discharged from the isolation ward in Lagos State.

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