Lagos Clears Last Ebola Suspect



The State Government today, Friday, said the last suspected cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the State had been cleared having tested negative after surveillance.

Governor Fashola disclosed this while giving current update on the Ebola virus at the Secretariat Central Mosque, Alausa, where he observed Jumat Prayers.

The Governor said the development meant that the state is now Ebola free and that it was safe enough for schools to resume on Monday, September 22.

He said, “The last time when we discussed the issue, I told you that about 19 people were still under observation over the Ebola Virus Disease.They were there not because they had the disease but because they were showing suspected symptoms.

“But I am glad to report to you that the last person under surveilance was cleared this morning. He tested negative and that means there is no more Ebola in Lagos.



“Now that the disease has been successfully contained, schools can resume for normal academic session.”

Fashola said the declaration that the state was now free did not mean Ebola threats had been completely eliminated.

According to him, the situation in Sierra Leone, Liberia and other high risk countries meant cross–border transmission threat is still there.


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