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22 August 2014

Nigeria: BREAKING: Nigeria Records New Ebola Cases

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Ebola Virus.

Nigeria has recorded two new Ebola cases, the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, announced Friday.

Mr. Chukwu said the new cases are spouses of the primary contacts of the index case, Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the virus to Nigeria.

He said the new cases are the first secondary contacts to test positive to the deadly virus that has killed five people in Nigeria.

The secondary contacts had been under surveillance since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria, Mr. Chukwu added.


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