The Ebola virus scare is set to reach new heights as The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed that a Nigerian Nurse who was helping in providing medical aid to a victim has now died of the disease.
The spokesperson for the government has also confirmed five new cases of Ebola in Lagos bringing the total number of infections in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city to seven.
A report from Vanguard NGR reads
Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, the Health Minister said that among the medical personnel (nurse) that attended to the late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola virus in Lagos on July 25, has died of the same disease.
“Nigeria has now recorded 7 confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVB)” health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.
Those who have died include the “index patient,” a Liberian who brought the virus to Lagos on July 20, and a nurse who treated him, the minister added.
“All the Nigerians diagnosed with EBV were primary contacts” of Patrick Sawyer, who worked for Liberia’s finance ministry and contracted the virus from his sister, Chukwu said.
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