A press statement from the Nigerian Ministry of Health today says that for one week there has not been a sigle case of EVD in Nigeria. The total number of confirmed EVD cases remains at 19, with 7 fatalities.

4 contacts remain in surveillance in Rivers State, while 344 are under watch in Rivers State. President Jonathan has approved the released of N200 million to the Rivers State Government to fight Ebola.

Minister of Health Professor Onyebuchi ChukwuMinister of Health Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu Read the press statement below.

PRESS STATEMENT
Update on status of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria
Wednesday, 17th September 2014

For one week now, there has not been a single case of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria. The total number of confirmed EVD cases recorded in Nigeria remains 19, with 7 deaths.

The South African woman who was taken from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and quarantined on suspicion of EVD tested negative for EVD and other viral haemorrhagic fevers and has since been discharged from quarantine and has left the country. Also, a suspected case reported by NLNG tested negative for EVD.

A number of contacts are still under surveillance in Nigeria, 4 in Lagos State and 344 in Rivers State. So far, 347 contacts have been discharged from surveillance in Lagos State while 182 contacts have been discharged from surveillance in Rivers State.

Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the release of N200 million to the Rivers State Government as direct financial support to the state towards the containment of EVD outbreak.

Dan Nwomeh
Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Minister of Health

 

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