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BREAKING: Two Ebola Cases Confirmed in PH- The Cable



Two people in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, confirmed on Thursday.

Since Liberian-American Patrick Sawwyer introduced the virus to Nigeria on July 20, this is the first time an Ebola case would be confirmed outside Lagos. According to Chukwu, the total number of cases of Ebola recorded in the country now stands at 15, against the 13 reported on Monday.

He said the two additional cases of the disease were recorded in Port Harcourt, where a staff member of ECOWAS who had contact with Patrick Sawyer but evaded surveillance, checked into a hospital in the city with symptoms of the deadly virus.

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