Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lagos Goverment Shuts Down Hospital Where Ebola Victim Died

The Lagos State government has shut down and quarantined First Consultants Hospital in Obalende where a Liberian, Mr Patrick Sawyer with Ebola virus died last week in Lagos.

“We have shut the hospital to enable us to properly quarantine the environment. Some of the hospital staff who were in close contact with the victim have been isolated”.

“The hospital will be shut for a week and all staff monitored to ensure the virus has not spread,”the Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris said”.

Mr Idris also said the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi Nnadozie, three staff of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, and 55 others who had contact with the victim are closely been monitored.

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