Nigerian Nurse Dies From Ebola Virus In Lagos

Nigerian Nurse Dies From Ebola Virus In Lagos

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on August 6, 2014
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Doctors Without Borders staff members carry the body of a person killed by viral haemorrhagic fever at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Gueckedou, on April 1, 2014. | Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images)

The Federal Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has confirmed that a nurse has died of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
The nurse was one of the caregivers that treated the Liberian diplomat, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, has died from the virus in Lagos July 25.

Briefing reporters Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Abuja, the minister added that Nigeria has recorded seven confirmed cases of Ebola.
With the nurse’s death, she is the first Nigerian to have died from the virus.

The Minister noted that all Nigerians diagnosed with the disease had primary contact with the late Liberian man. He then announced the appointment of Prof. O. Onajole, of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, who will be based in Lagos, as the Director, Communication and Community Mobilisation for the Ebola Virus Disease.


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