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Nigerian nurse skips Ebola quarantine to Enugu

Nigerian health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Mohammad International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria August 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

ABUJA: A nurse who had close contact with a Liberian Ebola patient skipped quarantine in Lagos and went to her home in the eastern city of Enugu, where she made contact with 20 other people, the government said Wednesday.

Information Minister Labaran Maku said the nurse, herself a suspected case, and her 20 contacts were all under surveillance in Enugu, bringing the total number being watched in Nigeria to 189.

 

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