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Published On: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014

Nigeria: Suspected Ebola case dies in Lagos

A Liberian man, who was in quarantine for “suspected” Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos, Nigeria, has died, according to Nigerian officials.

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Thursday on a Nairaland.com forum, an individual posted the following: “Please be informed that a suspected case of Ebola Hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed by NCDC through our Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on 22/7/2014.

“The case is now receiving the medical team attention at Lagos. All Port Health Services staff throughout the Nation is expected to be extra vigilant, you should report on any suspected cases while taking into consideration the necessary aseptic techniques in handling such cases.

“Furthermore, you are all expected to institute the necessary actions to the Border Communities.”

In a statement, Nigerian health officials asked that residents “remain calm and take appropriate measures for the prevention and control of the disease.”

Since the outbreak began six months ago in Guinea through July 20,  the cumulative number of cases attributed to EVD in the three countries stands at 1,093, including 660 deaths. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

 

 

 

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