Nigeria confirms five more Ebola cases, seven in total, 2 deaths

Breaking News August 06, 2014 16:55

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ABUJA - Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed five new cases of Ebola in Lagos and a second death from the virus, bringing the total number of cases in sub-Saharan Africa's largest city to seven.

"Nigeria has now recorded 7 confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease," health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said. 
Those who have died include the "index patient," a Liberian who brought the virus to Lagos on July 20 and a nurse who treated him, the minister added.

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