Liberian Man, Patrick Sawyer, With First Ebola Case In Nigeria Is Dead...

Liberian Man, Patrick Sawyer, With First Ebola Case In Nigeria Is Dead (PICTURED)

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on July 25, 2014
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Mr. Patrick Sawyer, a WASH consultant at the Ministry of Finance, who had been quarantined since arriving Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, July 20, 2014 with symptoms of the Ebola virus has died.

A Liberian government official, speaking on condition of anonymity said the news of Sawyer’s death was relayed to Liberia by the Nigerian embassy, in the early hours of Friday, July 25, 2014.

The Lagos government health authorities announced on Thursday, July 24, 2014 that Sawyer was being tested for the deadly Ebola virus.

Sawyer’s death is the first recorded case of one of the world’s deadliest diseases in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous nation, with 170 million people.

Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak began in February, straining a string of weak health systems despite international help.

Learn more about the deadly Ebola virus HERE.

2 COMMENTS

  1. OK, he is Librian……….WHERE THE HELL WAS HE COMING FROM. Ebola has a 2-21 day incubation period. he died less than 24 hours later……….which means he was infected at a min of a day prior, and at worst, three weeks……who did he come in contact with and WHERE THE HELL HAS HE BEEN?

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