Nigeria revises confirmed Ebola cases from 14 to 13

August 25, 2014

Nigeria on Monday revised down the number of confirmed Ebola cases in the country to 13, including five deaths, blaming the reporting of a 14th case on a false positive.

Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said there were three people currently being treated at a special isolation unit but that one was "for imminent discharge after necessary protocols".

All five deaths from Ebola and confirmed cases have occurred in the country's financial capital, Lagos, from a single chain of transmission.

They include the first case—Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American who died at a private hospital on July 25—and three who treated him.

An official from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS, who picked up Sawyer up from Lagos airport and took him directly to hospital, also died.

Chukwu announced on Friday that the husband and wife of two medical workers who died were also confirmed as having Ebola—the first cases of secondary contact in Nigeria.

Five people who caught the , which has killed 1,427 since the start of the year, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, were treated and discharged, he added.

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Dave L
not rated yet Aug 26, 2014
i just read an article about ebola here at
http://www.newslo...y-mercy/
stated that Ebola is deadly virus stated that Ebola is an extremely deadly virus, but according to the experiences, almost 90 percent of the infected people died. In this latest Ebola outbreak, that percentage is much smaller, because about 40 percent of the people who were infected with Ebola virus were successfully cured.

May GOD help those who has been affected.

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