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Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by passionateyouth: 5:12pm On Aug 13, 2014
The Federal Government has confirmed further spread of ebola virus in the country, saying 21 persons are being currently quarantined in enugu State.

Information Minister Labaran Maku disclosed this to State House journalists today after the Federal Executive Council (fec) meeting chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan.

He noted that the four-hour fec meeting was devoted to discussions on the progress being made in combating ebola in the country.

He said the government had so far traced 198 persons that had primary and secondary contacts with Patrick Sawyer who brought the virus to Nigeria from Liberia.

According to the minister, 177 of those persons are in Lagos; while 21 are in enugu.

He said the 21 persons being quarantined in enugu were those who had contacts with a female nurse that had primary contact with Sawyer in Lagos.

The minister explained that the nurse disobeyed medical instructions and traveled to enugu.

He said: "All those who had primary contact (with Sawyer) have been quarantined. Secondary contacts have also been traced.

"So far, the number of people that have been traced is 198. Out of this number, 177 are in Lagos and have been traced. Some are in quarantine, some are being monitored by health specialists.

"21 persons in enugu are also being watched. This is because one of the nurses that was involved with the treatment of the index case unfortunately, disobeyed medical instructions and somehow traveled to enugu. All those who she was in contact with, including her husband, are under quarantine. The medical teams have been able to trace all those who made contact with her".
Maku said health workers had been deployed to all the border units in the country, adding that "All the entry points into this country and exit points, we've port health workers that are working in our airports and seaports. We're calling on citizens specifically to cooperate. If health workers say you've had contact with A,B,C, don't move to anywhere, respect that judgment. It's very important. In one or two cases where we've had disobedience, we lost one of them and this one now moved with it to another place (enugu).

"So, we are urging Nigerians, please to help us in making sure that all these messages and appeals we're making on you, we implement them".

Maku said in terms of possible treatment, the Ministry of Health had set up a special committee specifically to take claims from Nigerians who believed they could help.

"And so far, we've had a lot of reports from Nigerians at home and abroad who came forward to say they've possibility of developing therapies that could help in fighting the virus. There is no cure so far anywhere in the world. Even the trial drug in the US is still a trial drug, it has not been established.

"One of the doctors and research experts that came forward was Dr Simon Agwale who has been one of the frontline global researchers on developing vaccines for HIV and other viral diseases. He also came forward and said he could help, both in terms of working out to develop a vaccine which he said he has started work on between himself and his fellow experts in the US and he said this is ongoing. The minister of health has given support and directed him to the committee. He also discussed the possibility of certain therapies they can now use which could be applied. And again, that's being discussed. And once it's approved, it could be used".

The minister also disclosed that the United States was yet to respond to the Nigeria's request for trial drugs for the treatment of ebola victims.

"We are still hoping that the US will grant our request for the trial drugs. So, our request is still on course", he said.

According to him, Nigeria has responded to the outbreak of ebola with the best international standard by declaring emergency and putting measures in place to prevent further spread.

He said only two of the 10 Nigerians who had so far tested positive to the virus had died; while others were still undergoing treatment.

"We've developed a communication plan under implementation using traditional media---radio, newspapers and TV--to educate citizens on Eboa. Part of the measures is advocacy visits to groups, road transport workers and owners in order to sensitise Nigerians especially on the need for strict hygienic measures. We're pleased with cooperation from religious leaders. People no longer place holy communion on people's mouths. We've introduced laboratory screens at worship centres. We're urging continued vigilance at worship places.

"We're also pleading with people who've contact with any known case to quickly report to health centres to save other people's lives. The reason for reporting doesn't mean you've contracted the disease, it's just to keep you under observation. Most people have survived because they reported early enough and got quick intervention.

Efforts have been made to provide personal protective equipment for health workers", he said.

The minister dismissed the claim that cases of ebola had been reported in Abuja, saying "we pray it doesn't happen".

He cautioned the media against unverified reports which, he said could fuel anxiety and damage the country's image.

Maku also warned those spreading rumours that could endanger public health, saying they could be traced and prosecuted.

http://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/top-stories/31603-breaking-ebola-goes-out-of-control-as-21-quarantined-in-enugu-fg

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by RoyalRoy(m): 5:13pm On Aug 13, 2014
Damn!!!

I actually thought about this some days back.

The hard working and risk taking Igbo business man will surely discard Ebola threats and give his all in order to make his mark in his business venture.


I also Wondered how he will escape the scourge when all he just wanted was to improve his business and make a better life for himself and his family. !!

Now Ebola has gotten a good ground to multiply in Africa's most populous nation due to a foolish nurse who should know better.

May that trial vaccine bring succour to all infected Africans. Amen.

Shalom.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by EasternLeopard: 5:17pm On Aug 13, 2014
RoyalRoy: Damn
RoyalRoy: Damn

Real damn

The nurse na Boko Haram

This one wey shecow never talk since I hope sey Ebola never catch am grin

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by Nobody: 5:18pm On Aug 13, 2014
What at last this weapon has gotten to Enugu!

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by RoyalRoy(m): 5:18pm On Aug 13, 2014
EasternLeopard:

Real damn

The nurse na Boko Haram

This one wey shecow never talk since I hope sey Ebola never catch ham grin

lol .....sincerely i was half praying that Shekau has met a terrible fate when he goes to Sierra Leone to procure weapons. Hopefully he won't make it back.

Serioisly speaking, They've been quiet these days.... Lol... Sure they must be thinking this is a new weapon the Nigerian Soldiers just procured to fight them... Lol.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by joe17: 5:18pm On Aug 13, 2014
I pray make e no b true say Ebola catch dem...**folds hands**

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by ibedun: 5:19pm On Aug 13, 2014
Selfish woman.

Selfish people - she had to carry the whole thing out of Lagos all the way to Enugu. Probably potentially infecting countless people along the way.

Typical Easterner!!

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by adioolayi(m): 5:19pm On Aug 13, 2014
http://thenationonlineng.net/new/ebola-nigerian-nurse-skips-quarantine-centre/

Government should please provide adequate security at the quarantine centre to prevent future occurence such as this

Rather so unfortunate! This nurse has brought nemesis upon her household and her community. So sad!

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by Lekison(m): 5:20pm On Aug 13, 2014
Omoo...we don enter am 4 naija oooo
Ha! Ebola deris God oooo.
Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by ezex(m): 5:22pm On Aug 13, 2014
Ok

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by ibedun: 5:24pm On Aug 13, 2014
Come to think of it...

I knew America was gonna unleash this biological warfare soon but not this soon

The war to eliminate the wretched Africans have just started .......but it would help us wake up.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by MaziOmenuko: 5:27pm On Aug 13, 2014
Still not out of control: at least the 21 secondary contacts have been located and placed under supervision.

This ebola u people are sharing.... Chai!!!

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by Giannakopoulos(f): 5:28pm On Aug 13, 2014
FG quarantined her and she could still travel,then the word "quarantine" has to be redefined to us by this our unserious FG.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by chukwuma101(m): 5:29pm On Aug 13, 2014
Lol. I laugh at our govt. Even when utmost seriousness is needed and you think they won't flop, they will surprise you. If it wasn't our fault that Sawyer came into Nigeria, whose fault was it that the nurse travelled to Enugu? Knowing the severity of this disease, could they not have attached security to her or quarantined her. Its unfortunate.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by passionateyouth: 5:38pm On Aug 13, 2014
ibedun: Come to think of it...

I knew America was gonna unleash this biological warfare soon but not this soon

The war to eliminate the wretched Africans have just started .......but it would help us wake up.

lol, typical sci-fi script.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by eliment(m): 5:38pm On Aug 13, 2014
Una want make she die alone[img][/img]
Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by Nobody: 5:40pm On Aug 13, 2014
How did she get to Enugu?, by air, by commercial or private vehicle? how are we now sure the ebola is only in Enugu? Lagos to Enugu no be small distance o, and u kno Nigerians and their caring attitudes, when they see the nurse shaking in the bus they surely will care for her and hence get their own portion of ebola!

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by fulfillment2020(m): 5:40pm On Aug 13, 2014
Hmmm.......Hand glove tinz

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by passionateyouth: 5:51pm On Aug 13, 2014
EasternLeopard:

Real damn

The nurse na Boko Haram

This one wey shecow never talk since I hope sey Ebola never catch am grin
I suggest she face trial for bio terrorism.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by mcino: 5:59pm On Aug 13, 2014
Shaking my head for some ignorant posts here. There is no Ebola in Enugu. The woman is just on observation facility for having primary contact with the evil sawyer. It is not said anywhere that she has tested positive to it. Besides, it is only when the person has tested positive and is already down with it that he can infect others. Even if TNG woman later tests positive, she might likely not have given it to anybody.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by Nobody: 6:02pm On Aug 13, 2014
No cause 4 Alarm

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by emperorchedda(m): 6:02pm On Aug 13, 2014
Now someone will say that lady aint a terrorist. I'm getting my gloves 2moro

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by shizzle11(m): 6:22pm On Aug 13, 2014
stewpid woman, may God punish you angry

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by Symphony007: 6:26pm On Aug 13, 2014
Every member of the nigerian federal government deserve a very good slap from every nigerian. How did a PRIMARY ebola contact make her way to enugu? Not SECONDARY o!!! PRIMARY!!! So all these people they claim are quarantined or "under observation" are free to go about their buisness?? Oh...what a shame. And they think this 21 people they have identified are the only contacts? What of the passangers of the bus she took to enugu? I always knew the nigerian govt but too incompetent to handle this scourge. Every man on your own now o!!!

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by tolu4you: 6:37pm On Aug 13, 2014
mcino: Shaking my head for some ignorant posts here. There is no Ebola in Enugu. The woman is just on observation facility for having primary contact with the evil sawyer. It is not said anywhere that she has tested positive to it. Besides, it is only when the person has tested positive and is already down with it that he can infect others. Even if TNG woman later tests positive, she might likely not have given it to anybody.
thats what im thinking now..... one of the rule is, you can contract Debola through contact with someone who is VISIBLY sick with the disease

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by thunderrider: 6:37pm On Aug 13, 2014
Until we learn to obey simple instructions


may God help us..................

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by MichaelSokoto(m): 6:41pm On Aug 13, 2014
ibedun: Selfish woman.

Selfish people - she had to carry the whole thing out of Lagos all the way to Enugu. Probably potentially infecting countless people along the way.

Typical Easterner!!
Oh finally!
ATLAST!!!

#Pulls out 4ront seat, dust it, sits, puts on 3D cinema viewin glasses & then brings out 4rm bag; popcorn & a chilled bottle of zobo#
cool

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by eaglechild: 6:42pm On Aug 13, 2014
By now ALL primary contacts should have had a screening and confirmatory test for the Ebola virus.


So I want to ask, did she test positive?

We need to know the answer to that question because apparently she is not symptomatic.

If that question cannot be answered then that is gross incompetence.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by Arosa(m): 6:43pm On Aug 13, 2014
grin grin grin grin You people are playing with death. cry cry cry cry Surveillance in action.

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Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by MichaelSokoto(m): 6:45pm On Aug 13, 2014
MaziOmenuko: Still not out of country: at least the 21 secondary contacts have been located and placed under supervision.

This ebola u people are sharing.... Chai!!!
Nna c Ebokala 4 ya back, u nah gor run? grin
Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by condralbede(m): 6:48pm On Aug 13, 2014
mcino: Shaking my head for some ignorant posts here. There is no Ebola in Enugu. The woman is just on observation facility for having primary contact with the evil sawyer. It is not said anywhere that she has tested positive to it. Besides, it is only when the person has tested positive and is already down with it that he can infect others. Even if TNG woman later tests positive, she might likely not have given it to anybody.
I hope so Broo...
Re: Breaking: Ebola Goes Out Of Control As 21 Quarantined In Enugu - Fg by MichaelSokoto(m): 6:49pm On Aug 13, 2014
mcino: Shaking my head for some ignorant posts here. There is no Ebola in Enugu. The woman is just on observation facility for having primary contact with the evil sawyer. It is not said anywhere that she has tested positive to it. Besides, it is only when the person has tested positive and is already down with it that he can infect others. Even if TNG woman later tests positive, she might likely not have given it to anybody.
Eh!
Repeat am again make i hia u well angry

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