The Nigerian Health Minister announced that the disease has been successfully contained.
Nigeria has just one confirmed case of Ebola left, according to the Health Minister, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu.
The minister stated that the disease hasn’t been totally eliminated but it has been successfully contained.
“As of today, Nigeria has 13 cases of Ebola virus disease. That is including the index case- the late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer,” Chukwu said. “Five did not survive, however two more Nigerian patients have been discharged.
Both of them, health workers, were discharged yesterday. This brings the number of those discharged now to seven. “As I speak to you Nigeria has only one case of Ebola virus.
“This is thus far an indication that Nigeria has contained the virus.” However, there are still 128 secondary contacts under surveillance,”
Ebola was brought into Nigeria by Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer who died on July 25.