Two spouses of dead victims of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) are confirmed to have been infected by the virus.
Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of health, confirmed the
cases on Friday.
Ebola as so far killed five people in Nigeria and over 1000 people
On Thursday 21 August, the minister hinted that Nigeria
may still record more cases of Ebola. In a statement issued by Dan
Nwomeh, Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the minister he
said more cases could still come up among the 189 secondary contacts
currently being observed for having physical contacts with the initial
11 people who were infected by the late Liberian American, Patrick
“With a good number of secondary contacts yet to complete
the 21-day incubation period, the possibility of two or three more cases
could not be entirely ruled out.”