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Infectious Disease

Nigeria reports one more Ebola case, 11 in total


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

Nigeria has confirmed 11 cases of Ebola, an increase of one from the last count, the health minister said on Thursday.

The case was someone in Lagos who had had contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola to Nigeria on a plane on July 20, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told a news conference in the capital Abuja.