Two individuals who had contact with Liberian Ebola victim, Patrick Sawyer, have demonstrated symptoms of fever according to Nigeria government officials, the Nigeria News reports today. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris said the two cases were under observation, however stressed that they did not test positive to the virus.
This follows an official Lagos Government report Thursday that reiterated that no fresh case of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease has been found in the State or any part of the country.
The two are part of the 70 contacts being monitored for possible Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) symptoms. Contacts will be monitored for the full incubation time of 21 days. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page
EVD is a severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.
The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms, is 2 to 21 days.