Doctor Dies as Ebola Hits Port Harcourt!

Nigerian authorities on Thursday confirmed that a Doctor has died from the Ebola Virus Disease which the country has been trying to curtail for close to 50 days now.
While speaking on the first Ebola case outside Lagos, Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu disclosed that the Doctor died on August 22 after treating a patient who had primary contact with Patrick Sawyer, the index case of the disease in Nigeria.
Chukwu stated that “this primary contact of Mr. Sawyer’s evaded our surveillance team in the last week of July 2014 and travelled out of Lagos to Port Harcourt where, as we now understand, he consulted with a doctor and was apparently treated for some symptoms. After four days, following a manhunt for him, he returned to Lagos by which time he was found to be without symptoms”.
The Minister went further that “following the report of his death by the Doctor’s widow the next day, the case was thoroughly investigated and laboratory analysis showed that the Doctor died from EVD”.

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