Second Sick Patient At Ebola Isolation Centre In Lagos

The wife of Ebola victim from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Dr. Iyke Enemuo, has reportedly tested positive for the deadly virus and was relocated to the quarantine centre in Yaba, Lagos. The death of the doctor who treated an ECOWAS diplomat , Koye Olu-Ibukun, at a hotel was confirmed on August 28, 2014, Thursday, by the Nigerian Ministry of Health. In the same statement the authorities informed that Dr. Enemuo’s widow was among 70 other persons being placed under monitoring. However, the woman showed EVD symptoms and had to be relocated, SaharaReporters informed. It has been gathered that her 3-month-old baby was taken from her custody. The child is reportedly hale and hearty. The mean of transportation of late doctor’s wife from Rivers State to Lagos was not disclosed. This means that the number of infected persons at the isolation centre is now 2, if we recall Minister Chukwu’s words on August 26, 2014, Wednesday, when he had proclaimed that Nigeria was close to defeating Ebola and only one confirmed case was left . According to latest reports, over 160 people are being put under surveillance in the capital city of Rivers State. They include hotel patrons and staff. Specialists from a mortuary at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital who embalmed the body of the late Dr. Iyke Enemuo are now also in quarantine. At the same time, Koye Olu-Ibukun, who used to contact Ebola importer Patrick Sawyer and currently occupies the post of the head of the ECOWAS Liaison Office in Lagos, was checked and declared Ebola free.

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