Lagos - The remains of four Nigerians who have died of Ebola Virus have been cremated by the Lagos State government, Vanguard reports.
The Lagos State Government said it cremated the bodies as laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for disposal of the bodies of the Ebola victim.
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A health official at the Emergency Operation Centre, EOC, of the Mainland Hospital, Lagos said the decision to cremate all bodies was to ensure appropriate containment measures and guarantee proper handling of the bodies.
The body of Patrick Sawyer, the first victim of the virus in Nigeria, was the first to be cremated on July 25, 2014.
Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday two spouses of patients who died of the virus tested positive for Ebola.
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