The number of death persons from the Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria has increased to seven.
The very latest to die of the virus is the female patient who was on admission in the same hospital with the Port Harcourt Doctor, Iyke Enemuo.
The Minister of Health disclosed the death of the female patient in his latest update on the virus in the country.
“Total number of deaths from Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria is now seven (7). One (1), the index case, occurred in a private hospital in Lagos, four (4) in the Lagos isolation ward, one (1) in the Port Harcourt isolation ward (the female patient who was on admission in the same hospital where the late Port Harcourt doctor was also admitted), while another one (1) was the doctor who was infected by the ECOWAS Commission official in Port Harcourt and who did not come under the care and management of the Incident Management Committee.”
He also noted that another patient was however discharged following full recovery from the ailment.
The latest discharge brings to eight the number of patients discharged so far.
The last case to be discharged, the minister stated in a press statement issued by his media aide, Mr Dan Nwomeh “is the first secondary contact to be diagnosed and a spouse of a primary contact of the index case.”
He stated she went home from the isolation ward in Lagos Tuesday. (The 9th survivor is the ECOWAS Commission official who jumped surveillance in Lagos and travelled to Port Harcourt where he infected the doctor who attended to him).”