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Friday, 31 October 2014

2 Nigerians infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone

Two Nigerians resident in Freetown, Sierra Leone have been diagnosed to have been infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

The two Nigerians included a 27-year-old indigene of Abia stated and a 22-year old indigene of Edo state.

Supervisory Minister for Health, Khaliru Alhassan, disclosed these on Thursday while declaring open the National Council for Health, (NCH), meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

According to him “Official information reaching the Ministry from Sierra Leone Health Officials confirmed that two Nigerians resident in Free Town were recently diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease.

They include a 27 year old indigene of Abia State, while the other is a 22 year old indigene of Edo State.

“Details of these two cases shall be made available when a detailed investigation of their status is concluded. Both Nigerians received treatment in isolation centres in Free Town, Sierra Leone and one of them has indeed been successfully treated and is technically cured and has returned to Nigeria”, he said.

The Minister however assured that Nigeria borders will continue to remain open for the free movement of people and goods within the region despite the Ebola threats.

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