Ebola spreads to Enugu as quarantined nurse fled Lagos.

Ebola
A nurse, who had previously had contact with the Liberian
Ebola patient Patrick Sawyer, fled quarantine in Lagos, and
returned to her home in Enugu. This risky decision, and
her resulting contact with 20 other people, have put the
government on high alert.

Minister of Information Labaran Maku, speaking at a Federal
Executive Council (FEC) meeting today, that the nurse and the 20
people she was in contact with are currently under surveillance in
Enugu.

“All those who she was in contact with, including her husband, are
under quarantine. The medical team has been able to trace all
those who made contact with her,” he furthered, encouraging
citizens to comply with protocol and instruction from health
officials.

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“We have port health workers that are working in our airports and
seaports. We are calling on citizens specifically to cooperate. If
health workers say you have had contact with A, B, C, don’t move
to anywhere; respect that judgment. It is very important. In one or
two cases where we have 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 are making are implemented.”

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189 people are now being monitored in Nigeria. Three have died
from the disease: Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American
businessman who collapsed in Lagos, an attending nurse, and an
ECOWAS staffer who worked with Sawyer.

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Source: Sahara reporters