Another Nurse Dies of Ebola, as Doctor Tests Positive to Virus in Lagos


The nurse who attended to late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer and revealed how she contracted the virus from him, has died of Ebola. The nurse, Obi Justina Ejelonu, was one of those who had contact with late Sawyer, who died of Ebola some days ago. Ejelonu, a 25-year-old nurse, reportedly died on Thursday morning where she was quarantined in Lagos, after contracting the killer-virus.

The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu has also confirmed that a doctor who attended to late Patrick Sawyer at the First Consultant Hospital has been confirmed positive with the Ebola virus. The doctor is currently undergoing treatment at the quarantine centre in Lagos.

Prof Onyebuchi revealed that some of the 169 secondary contacts of Sawyer were no longer under surveillance and had been released, having completed the 21 days of incubation period.


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