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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:57 am 
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Media reports cite confirmation of Ebola in a patient from Good Heart hospital, the same hospital who treated the physician who recently died after treating the diplomat, a contact of Patrick Sawyer, who escaped surveillance in Lagos.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:58 am 
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Three Ebola Cases Recorded In Rivers, More Could Follow, Says Minister Of Health

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu on Monday, confirmed that a total of three new Ebola cases has been recorded in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

BY SAHARA REPORTERS, NEW YORKSEP 01, 2014

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu on Monday, confirmed that a total of three new Ebola cases has been recorded in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Last week, Chukwu confirmed Saharareporters’ story that a doctor, Iyke Enemuo died in Port Harcourt after treating an ECOWAS employee, Olu-Ibukun Koye, who disregarded government warning and travelled to Rivers State after contracting Ebola from the index case, Patrick Sawyer.


The addition to the late doctor and a woman who was receiving treatment at the same hospital where the late doctor was treated is reportedly infected.

She has been receiving treatment at the state’s isolation ward while two other contacts of the late doctor are being closely monitored. They included a doctor who was part of the team that managed him and a pharmacy technician who worked at the doctor's hospital.

Although they have been exhibiting are symptoms of Ebola and have been admitted at the isolation ward, they have so far tested‎ negative to the virus. Further laboratory tests are being awaited before their final status could be determined. The wife of doctor Enemuo is receiving treatment at the Ebola treatment center in Lagos.

Of the total Ebola occurrence and surveillance since it was brought to Nigeria, Chukwu had this to say:

“As at 31st August 2014, the number of contacts under surveillance in Lagos stands at 72; while, in Port Harcourt, the total number of contacts under surveillance stands at 199.

“There's nobody under surveillance in Enugu presently and no case of EVD in Enugu state.

“As at 31st August 2014, 278 contacts in Lagos State had completed the 21 days surveillance and have been discharged from surveillance. While in Enugu, all the six identified contacts have completed the 21 days observation period and have been discharged from surveillance.

“No contact in Port Harcourt has completed the 21 days observation period. It is expected that a few more contacts will develop EVD, especially in Rivers state before Nigeria will see the last case of EVD.”

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:00 am 
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Sad story: Ebola’s latest victim in Port Harcourt was sick of another ailment but infected by doctor
Posted By TheScoop on September 1, 2014

by Dare Lawal

The actions of Mr. Olu-Ibukun Koye and Dr. Ikechukwu Sam Enemuo in Rivers state are beginning to bring deadly consequences. Unfortunately, the victims of the two men’s actions are innocent people who had no knowledge of their plot.

Koye is the ECOWAS diplomat who heads the Lagos liaison office of the commission and who on discovery that he might be infected with Ebola, flew to Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital and met Enemuo, a medical doctor who agreed to secretly treat him at the Mandate Garden hotel. Enemuo owned a private clinic called Sam-Steel hospital.

When the doctor himself fell ill, he did not take himself to his own clinic but to a hospital called Good Heart hospital. It was in that hospital that he died.

Now a female patient who was admitted to the hospital during the same period when Enemuo was there, has been diagnosed of the Ebola virus disease.

This development was confirmed by the minister of health, Onyebuchi Chukwu on Monday.

Yesterday, the Rivers commissioner of health disclosed that the government was still waiting for the test results for the lady, as well as a pharmacist and doctor at the Sam-Steel hospital. It appears now that of the three suspected cases, only the lady was infected.

This brings to three the total number of Ebola incidents recorded in Rivers, following last week’s confirmation of the death of Dr. Enemuo. Enemuo’s wife has also tested positive to the virus.

Chukwu said that the latest victim is presently under treatment at the isolation ward in Rivers state

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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.

A doctor in Port Harcourt died last week after treating a contact of the Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa's most populous country. That raised alarm that Ebola, which looked on the verge of being contained in the commercial capital, Lagos, may flare up again elsewhere.

Patrick Sawyer, the first case, came in from Liberia, then collapsed at Lagos airport on July 20.

The shift to Port Harcourt shows how easily containment efforts can be undermined. Nigeria's government acted quickly at the end of July, setting up an isolation ward and monitoring contacts closely. But one of Sawyer's contacts in Lagos avoided quarantine and traveled east to Port Harcourt.

He has since recovered from the disease, but he infected the doctor who treated him, who then himself died of Ebola. A third case in the oil city was a female patient in the same hospital as the doctor and caught the disease from him.

Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said in a press conference that 72 people in Lagos, a city of 21 million people, were still under surveillance.

"Two other contacts of the late Port Harcourt doctor, one of the doctors who managed him and a pharmacy technician working in the doctor's hospital, are symptomatic and have been admitted to the isolation ward in Rivers," Chukwu said, although he added that preliminary tests had been negative for Ebola.

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the world's worst ever. It has killed at least 1,550 people, and the World Health Organisation says it could infect 20,000 more.

(Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Larry King)

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