Two People Down In Lagos

By 04:58 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 Comments

The Lagos State Government has

yesterday revealed that two people who

contacted Mr Patrick Sawyer show

symptoms of fever.

Lagos commissioner for Health, Dr Jide

Idris, made this revelation when he talked

with the media, he said that the two were

among the 70 people being closely

monitored by the Lagos state


The commissioner called for calm and said

that both people were in quarantine and

said they did not test positive to the virus.

Idris said: “Our Rapid Response Team is

currently tracking all contacts of persons

exposed to the dead passenger with

Ebola virus.

“The contract tracing team is following 70

contacts of the EVD 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 them period of

21 days from their exposure to the

victim,’’ he said.

He also continued and said that and

emergency operation centre has been set

up in the state in effort to check any

potential spread of the virus.

The commissioner also said that the

government was still investigating if Mr

Patrick Sawyer actually died from Ebola

and urged the citizens to report any

suspected case.

Nigeria has been in a constant state of

panic since Liberian, Mr Patrick Sawyer,

flew into the country with Ebola

symptoms and died later at a Lagos


Since then the Lagos state government

has quarantined over 70 people who had

contacts with the victim or his corpse.



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