The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, while speaking today at a news conference in Abuja said a Nigeria nurse has died from the Ebola Virus. He also said the nurse worked at the Lagos hospital where Liberian Patrick Sawyer was treated. According to the Minister, she died yesterday, August 5th. The Minister also revealed that five medical practitioners who interacted with Sawyer have been confirmed to have contacted the deadly virus.
“Nigeria has now recorded seven confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease. The first one was the index case, which is the imported case from Liberia of which the victim is now late. Yesterday, 5th August, 2014, the first known Nigerian to die of the EVD was recorded and this was one of the nurses that attended to the Liberian. The other five cases are currently being treated at the Isolation Ward in Lagos.” he said
Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu noted that all Nigerians diagnosed with the disease had primary contact with the late Liberian man.