Metro Ebola Outbreak: Lagos Begins Intense Search for 27 Secondary Contacts



Following the death of a Nigerian nurse who had contact with Patrick Sawyer, the #Liberian diagnosed with #Ebola virus in #Nigeria, the #Lagos state government has reportedly begin an intense search for the 27 citizens who might have had contacts with those who attended to Mr. Patrick.

Excerpt from the Punch:

The Lagos State Government has commenced an intensive search for 27 secondary contacts, who might have had contacts with doctors, nurses and health workers, who attended to the late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, at a Lagos private hospital.

Sawyer, who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus in his native Liberia, died in the Obalende, Lagos-based hospital penultimate Friday, four days after he was admitted to the hospital.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who spoke in Lagos on Wednesday, said the government was also planning a life insurance cover for doctors and other health professionals, who volunteered to work with experts monitoring and testing suspected cases of the Ebola Virus Disease.

Click here to read more