Photo: Ebola Infected Nurse Who Fled Lagos Isolation Center For Enugu Recaptured, Contacts Quarantined

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August 14, 2014 – Picture: Ebola Infected Nurse Who Fled Yaba Lagos Isolation Center For Enugu Recaptured, 21 Contacts Quarantined

Newly married Lagos-based nurse who fled from an Isolation center for Ebola virus victims in Yaba has been recaptured several hours after she landed in Enugu.

Information minister Labaran Maku said those the nurse came in contact with including her hubby have been quarantined.

The minister said, “All those who had primary contacts have been quarantined. Secondary contacts have also been traced.

“So far, the number of people that have been traced is 198. Out of this number, 177 are in Lagos. Some are in quarantine, some are being monitored by health specialists.

“21 persons in Enugu are also being watched. This is because one of the nurses that was involved with the treatment of the index case, unfortunately, disobeyed medical instructions and somehow travelled to Enugu.

“All those who she was in contact with, including her husband, are under quarantine. The medical team have been able to trace all those who came into contact with her.