Ebola: Nurse Who Came in Contact with Patrick Sawyer Escapes Quarantine to Enugu



One of the nurses who attended to Liberian Patrick Sawyer who brought Ebola virus into Nigeria has escaped from where she and others were quarantined in Lagos, and made her way to her home in Enugu, against medical advice.

The Enugu state government is presently on high alert as she is reported to have made contact with at least 20 people within the state.

According to the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, “All those who had primary contacts have been quarantined. Secondary contacts have also been traced.


“So far, the number of people that have been traced is 198. Out of this number, 177 are in Lagos. Some are in quarantine, some are being monitored by health specialists.

“21 persons in Enugu are also being watched. This is because one of the nurses that was involved with the treatment of the index case, unfortunately, disobeyed medical instructions and somehow travelled to Enugu.

“All those who she was in contact with including her husband are under quarantine. The medical team have been to traced all those who made contact with her.

“Health workers are now in all our border units. All the entry points into this country and exit points, we have port health workers that are working in our airports and seaports.”


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