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Ebola: Suspected varsity student quarantined

11 September 2014, 10:32

Abuja - The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has confirmed that a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)has been quarantined for possible traces of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), PM News reports.

The student, whose name the minister did not disclose, had contact with Ikechukwu Enemuo, the Port Harcourt-based doctor who died of the virus after treating a diplomat that had contact with the Liberian-American, the first victim of the disease in Nigeria.

Chukwu said the total number of confirmed cases of EVD in Nigeria is 19, out of which Lagos had 15 while Port Harcourt had four.

Also read: University of Ife denies Ebola outbreak on campus

He also said the total number of patients who have been successfully managed and discharged is now ten (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.

Read more at PM News


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