The Nigerian government has refuted claims in some quarters about an outbreak of Ebola disease.

At a news conference in Abuja, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, said “most Nigerians mistake Dengue Fever, which is also transmitted by mosquitoes in urban and semi urban areas, for Ebola disease.

He dismissed media report that there was an outbreak of the disease, saying that laboratory investigations revealed that it is not Ebola.

“Dengue Fever is caused by a virus usually transmitted through a particular type of mosquito, not the normal anopheles mosquito that we know in Nigeria that transmits malaria.

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