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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:50 am 
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Media reports cite death of Ebola case in Port Harcourt who had tested positive in Lagos, Nigeria.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:52 am 
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EXCLUSIVE: Suspected Ebola Patient discharges himself in Lagos and dies in Port Harcourt.
Jide Salu / 14 hours ago

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I just had a phone call from a concerned reader of this blog informing me of a potential Ebola disaster waiting to happen if swift actions are not taken.

An unconfirmed report has it that an Ebola patient who had been quarantined in an isolation unit in lagos discharged himself and has been reported to have travelled to Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state.

According to the reader, the report (which Jide-Salu.com hasn’t been able to confirm) was narrated by someone in the know-how who works closely in the isolation unit affected.

The major cause of concern is that this Ebola tested patient has sadly died of the disease. Lagos state government, I was reliably informed, who have been fantastic in dealing with this outbreak are making every effort to trace the movements of the patient.

There are also immediate concerns on who the patient may have had contact with, his mode of transportation to Port Harcourt and also, the whereabouts of members of the family who may have had direct contact.

The potential danger of transferring the Ebola virus by Nigerians unaware they may have had contact with an Ebola infected member of public is enormous.

This message is been posted to alert the public and further increase awareness of the outbreak and extra precaution Nigerians have to take in public especially. Health related incidents suspected to be abnormal should be reported immediately by dialling the Ebola emergency numbers.

According to the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Public Health, Dr Yewande Adeshina, Lagos state residents should call any of the following numbers:

08023169485
08033086660
08033065303
08055281442
08055329229
She warned residents to “keep personal and environmental hygiene” and urged those who notice “strange feeling or symptoms similar to those of Ebola virus, which ranges from fever, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, sore throat and joint pains, which are all symptoms of other ailments, to visit competent health facilities”.

jide-idris-Onyebuchi-Chukwu-jide-salu.com - EXCLUSIVE: Suspected Ebola Patient discharges himself in Lagos and dies in Port Harcourt.

I am certain both Lagos state and Federal Health government leaders for health will either confirm or debunk this unconfirmed report. It must be noted on this platform that both Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu (pictured, right), Nigeria’s Minister of Health and Lagos State Health Ministry and Commissioner, Dr. Jide Idris (pictured, left) have exercised professionalism in dealing with this outbreak. These leaders must both be singled out for their sheer work in enlightening and updating the public on this deadly virus. Jide.salu.com recognise and commend you both sirs.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:54 am 
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BREAKING: Ebola victim dies in Port Harcourt
By Daily Post Staff on August 27, 2014
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There are unconfirmed reports that a patient suspected to be infected with the dreaded Ebola virus has died in Rivers State.

The patient, whose name is yet to be made public, was said to have returned from Lagos and tested positive to the virus while on admission at a Private hospital in D-line area of the state capital.

Reports from the Rivers Government House indicated that Governor Amaechi has cancelled his proposed tour of Obio-Akpor Local government area.


In the meantime, the state Ministry of health has called for a media briefing possibly with regard to the current development.

Details to follow…

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:23 pm 
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A doctor, who secretly treated a diplomat who had contact with the index case, Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, has died of Ebola in Nigeria.

The doctor, who has yet to be named, died on Friday. His wife has also taken ill and has been quarantined in Port Harcourt. Interestingly, the diplomat the doctor treated is still alive.

The diplomat, who was part of the team who met with Patrick Sawyer in Lagos, flew to Port Harcourt, Rivers State for treatment, evading Nigerian federal government surveillance for the disease. The late doctor then took him to a hotel for treatment.

As a result of this, 70 people have been quarantined. The doctor's hospital, Good Heart Hospital in Rivers State, has been shut down. The unnamed hotel, where the secret treatment took place, has also been shut down.

The Minister of Health and the Rivers State government are expected to make a statement on the incident tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Just when you think things in one area are under control, you find out someone else was stupid. This leaves alot of possibilities for spread. What about cleaning personnel at the hotel? How were soiled linens disposed? /sigh


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:15 pm 
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No Ebola Virus In Rivers - Official


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PORT HARCOURT - The Rivers State Government has said that the state had not recorded any case of the Ebola Virus disease.


Dr Nnanna Onyekwere, the Director of Public Health in the state Ministry of Health, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that the government had taken proactive measures to check the spread of the virus in the state.


He said that the government was aware that the state was the centre of oil and gas activities in Africa and had the potential to attract a lot of visitors.


· “What we have done since the Ebola Virus disease started in February was to leverage on experience we had garnered during the Lassa fever case to build up on that and see where we need to make improvements to better it for the Ebola Virus disease.


“And where there are variants, we make the variants to be able to accommodate the Ebola Virus disease.


“As expected, we started with putting our rapid response team together, passing them through some drills, simulation of what the real situation could be, coming up with a protocol of reporting - that is - if you hear anything, what are you supposed to do next and making them know how to respond, so that finally, it gets to us in the ministry.“


Onyekwere said that the government had embarked on an enlightenment campaign to raise the level of awareness about the virus.


He said that a special team had met with the managements of the Port Harcourt International Airport, sea ports, and primary, secondary, and other healthcare agencies in the state.


The director said that the state government had rehabilitated the isolation ward at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital where any reported case would be referred to.


He, therefore, urged the people to take precautions and ensure that they maintained good hygiene as a way of preventing the spread of the disease.

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