GOVT SAYS TWO PERSONS WHO HAD CONTACT WITH THE LIBERIAN MAN WHO DIED IN LAGOS FROM EBOLA HAVE THE DISEASE SYMPTOM

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The Lagos State Government has said that two of the 700 people that came in contact with Late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who died from Ebola in Lagos have fever, the early symptom of the dreaded disease.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris made this known while updating newsmen in Lagos on the state’s activities to nip the Ebola Virus in the bud.

According to Idris, the two persons, whose names he did not disclose, were among the 70 contacts being monitored and investigated for symptoms of the disease by the state government and health partner bodies.

He, however, noted that none of the said two had tested positive to Ebola Virus, adding that the state government would continue to monitor all contacts with the victims till the 21-day incubation period of the virus expired.

“Our rapid response team is currently tracking the contacts of persons exposed to the dead passenger. The contract tracing team is following 70 contacts of the virus case and linking them to clinical support when needed.

“Two suspect cases had fever, they are under observation and so far have tested negative to the virus.

“The monitoring of suspect cases will continue until the end of the period of 21 days from their exposure to the victim,” he said.

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