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Nigerian Researchers Enter Race to Find Ebola Cure

Jaiyeola Andrews | THIS DAY LIVE   in 
August 18, 2014

The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has disclosed that Nigerian medical experts and researchers are working in conjunction with their colleagues in the US to produce a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

The minister, who made the statement while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also revealed that the 198 persons who made secondary contact with the 10 primary contacts that were infected with Ebola by the index case had been traced and are currently under surveillance. Of the total, 21, who have been quarantined, are in Enugu.

This is just as the National Health Research Ethics Committee, Nigeria, has approved the use of an experimental Ebola drug ZMapp for the treatment of patients infected with the virus.

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