2 Fresh Ebola Cases Confirmed In Lagos

2 Fresh Ebola Cases Confirmed In Lagos

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on August 8, 2014
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A doctor works in a laboratory on collected samples of the Ebola virus at the Centre for Disease Control in Entebbe, Uganda, following an outbreak that killed 16 people in 2012. (Photo Credit: Reuters/Edward Echwalu)

The federal government on Friday, August 8, 2014 has said that two new cases of Ebola infection have been confirmed in Lagos state.

These two fresh cases brings the total number to seven and two recorded deaths from the virus.

A Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer, died from the Ebola virus shortly after arriving Nigeria with the disease. A nurse who attended to him while he was quarantined in Lagos has also died of the virus.

Also, the federal government warned against bathing with salt water being circulated via SMSs and the social media as a cure for Ebola, saying it will prosecute individuals who spread such false information.

According to reports, 139 people are under surveillance in the country as panic over the spread of the diseases heightens.

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