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Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Lagos Nigeria Doctor Ebola Positive

Media reporting Lagos Nigeria Dr who treated Patrick Sawyer from Monrovia, Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola.

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:46 am ]
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Lagos records second Ebola case in doctor who treated victim: Nigerian health minister
LAGOS Mon Aug 4, 2014 8:32am EDT

(Reuters) - Lagos recorded its second case of Ebola on Monday in a doctor who treated U.S. victim Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's health minister said.

Sawyer died in Lagos last month after arriving there by plane from Liberia.

(Reporting by Tim Cocks; Editing by Louise Ireland)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/ ... 3H20140804

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:50 am ]
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Nigerian doctor who treated Ebola patient infected with virus

on August 04, 2014 / in News 1:15 pm / Comments


ABUJA – The doctor in Lagos who treated a Liberian victim of Ebola has contracted the virus, the second confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city.

“This new case is one of the doctors who attended to the Liberian Ebola patient who died,” said Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.

Liberian finance ministry employee Patrick Sawyer was found to be infected with the virus when he arrived in Lagos on July 20. He died in quarantine on July 25.

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Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:53 am ]
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Doctor Who Treated Liberian Sawyer Tests Positive To Ebola Virus

A Lagos doctor who treated the Liberian man that died few days ago of Ebola Virus has tested positive to the Virus, Nigeria’s Minister of Health said on Monday.

Late Patrick Sawyer flew in to Lagos en-route a trip to Calabar for an official assignment but fell ill in the aircraft.

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, also said that eight persons that had first degree contact with the Liberian before he got to the hospital had also been quarantined and are under strict observation.

http://www.channelstv.com/2014/08/04/do ... ola-virus/

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:55 am ]
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URGENT - Ebola Nigeria doctor
POSTED: 07:37 AM CDT Aug 04, 2014
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(CNN) -- A Nigerian doctor has been diagnosed with Ebola, nearly three weeks after a Liberian-American man with Ebola died after traveling to Lagos, officials say.

http://www.kspr.com/news/health/urgent- ... 4_27295478

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:18 am ]
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Lagos records second Ebola case in doctor who treated victim
August 4, 2014 | Filed under: Breaking News,main story | Author: Editor
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The doctor who treated a Liberian man for Ebola in Lagos has tested positive for the deadly virus, Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu said on Monday.

Patrick Sawyer, the first recorded case of the disease in Nigeria, flew into Lagos en-route Calabar for an official assignment but fell ill in the aircraft.

Eight persons are believed to have had “first degree contact” with Sawyer before he got to the hospital.

Chukwu said the eight persons have been quarantined and are under strict observation.

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Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:20 am ]
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities say they have confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming development after a man who flew by plane to the country died of Ebola.

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday that the second person with Ebola is a doctor who had helped treat Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died of Ebola in late July.

Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on business, became ill while aboard a flight and Nigerian authorities immediately took him into isolation. They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal.

Nigeria is the fourth country to report Ebola cases and at least 728 other people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articl ... ebola-case

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:23 am ]
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Ebola continues to spread as Nigerian doctor gets virus
46 minutes ago | August 4th, 2014 12:32:08 GMT by Adam Button | 3 Comments

Fears that ebola could spread to Nigerian mega-city Lagos are proving to be well founded. A doctor has tested positive for the disease after he treated the Liberian man who flew into Lagos sick with ebola.
The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, also said that eight persons that had first degree contact with the Liberian before he got to the hospital had also been quarantined and are under strict observation.

Business Insider also reports that shares of a company that is developing treatment for ebola are surging.
Ultimately, fears about a true ebola outbreak are far-fetched. The disease is much more difficult to spread than a cold or flu but with cases continuing to mount, fears will ratchet higher before they dissipate.

http://www.forexlive.com/blog/2014/08/0 ... ets-virus/

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:26 am ]
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Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has just confirmed that one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian, who recently died of Ebola in Nigeria, is now sick with the disease.

Chukwu said two other people placed under quarantine were showing signs of the disease, although it is too early to say if their symptoms relates to Ebola.

Sawyer was Nigeria’s first case of Ebola death two weeks ago, and since his demise there have been widespread fears that some of the more than 70 people he had contact with also develop the virus.

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Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:29 am ]
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NIGERIA CONFIRMS DOCTOR AS 2ND EBOLA CASE
By BASHIR ADIGUN
— Aug. 4, 2014 9:22 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700 people.

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu also said test samples were pending for three other people who had shown symptoms of Ebola.

The confirmed second case is a doctor who had helped treat Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria amid the unprecedented outbreak in West Africa.

"Three others who participated in that treatment who are currently symptomatic have had their samples taken and hopefully by the end of today we should have the results of their own test," Chukwu said.

The emergence of a second case raises serious concerns about the infection control practices that were used while Sawyer was in Nigeria, and also raise the specter that more cases could emerge. It can take up to 21 days after exposure to the virus for symptoms to appear. They include fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches. Often nausea, vomiting and diarrhea follow, along with bleeding.

Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on business, became ill while aboard a flight and Nigerian authorities immediately took him into isolation. They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal.

Nigeria is the fourth country to report Ebola cases and at least 728 other people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Nigerian authorities said a total of 70 people are under surveillance and that they hoped to have eight people in quarantine by the end of Monday in an isolation ward in Lagos.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nigeria- ... ebola-case

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