Two Nigerian passengers’ health condition stable

Le Manh Hung, deputy head of the Tropical Disease Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, August 20 said that two Nigerian passengers'health transferred from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to hospital were normal, tests showed to have no Ebola-related symtoms.

The Tropical Disease hospital isolated two Nigerian passengers in quarantine rooms and necessary tests including X-ray carried out by the hospital.  

Currently their health is good and they do not suffer fever any more, said Dr Hung.

The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health confirmed the two Nigerian people do not show any abnormal signs throughout 24 past hours. Medical workers did not discover any Ebola-related symptoms.

The two Nigerians who arrived in Vietnam on Flight QR961 of Qatar Airways on August 19 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City were found to have high fevers and have been isolated in the Tropical Disease Hospital for monitoring for signs of the deadly Ebola virus.

As of August 16, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) has affected around 2,240 people in four West African countries: Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and killed 1,229 of them since March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Moreover, in two days from August 14-16, four Ebola-hit nations have had 113 fresh cases and 84 deaths.

By Tuong Lam – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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