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Nurse Who Left Quarantine And Traveled To Enugu, Brought Back In special Ambulance With Husband



The Lagos nurse who travelled to Enugu state against medical advice has been brought back to Lagos with her husband in a special ambulance and both are now under quarantine.
This was disclosed by the Minister for Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, today August 14 in Abuja.
According to Sahara Reporters, Onyebuchi said the nurse has so far not developed the symptoms as at the time of her trip.
The nurse who had contacts with the dead Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, in Lagos caused quite a stir yesterday, when it was discovered that she had travelled to Enugu against medical advice and had contact with 21 people.
However Onyebuchi said after investigation, there are now only 6 secondary contacts.
The health minister also revealed that a concerned Nigerian scientist in Diaspora was sending an experimental drug named ‘Nanosilver’, for Ebola treatment.
He said the drug will be arriving Nigeria today.
Speaking on those quarantined, he said some of the 169 secondary contacts of Sawyer were no longer under surveillance and had been released after completing the 21 days of incubation period.
The deadly Ebola virus was brought into Nigeria by a Liberian man Patrick Sawyer who died in a Lagos hospital. So far, three people who had contact with him, two nurses and an ECOWAS official have died from the virus.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report, the deadly virus has claimed up to 1069 lives in West Africa, mostly Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, since it started in February.

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