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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:08 am 
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Media reports cite Ebola HCW death and 5 additional confirmed case in Lagos, Nigeria. Index case is American Patrick Sawyer who was infected by sister, Priness Sawyer, in Monrovia, Liberia. Princess Sawyer also linked directly to Dr Sam Mutooro Muhumuza, a Ugandan national and Dr Patrick Nshamdze, St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Chief Administrator, and indirectly to Brother Miguel Pajares, missionary from Spain who is being evacuated today.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:10 am 
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NIGERIAN HEALTH MINISTER SAYS NURSE DIED OF EBOLA
By BASHIR ADIGUN
— Aug. 6, 2014 6:33 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's health minister says a nurse died of Ebola and the country has five additional confirmed cases of the disease.

Onyebuchi Chukwu said Wednesday that all the Ebola cases are being treated in isolation in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa's largest city with 21 million people. He said the nurse had treated the man who traveled from Liberia and died of Ebola in Lagos last month.

The five other confirmed cases are believed to be health workers who treated Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer who was sick when he flew into Lagos and died days later on July 25.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:14 am 
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A nurse, who was part of the medical team that attended to the late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola virus in Lagos on July 25, has died of the Virus disease; PUNCH reported.

The Nurse who was not named died on August 5. Her death was announced by Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, at a news conference in Abuja.

Chukwu also confirmed that five other medical practitioners who participated in the treatment are already infected with the 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.

Also, yesterday, Dr. Tope Ojo, Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association,Lagos State chapter disclosed that the matron of the hospital where Sawyer, was admitted for treatment was showing symptoms of Ebola virus.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:22 am 
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Nigerian nurse dies of Ebola virus

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The federal government on Wednesday confirmed five new cases of Ebola in Lagos and a second death from the virus, bringing the total number of infections in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city to seven.

Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, the Health Minister said that among the medical personnel (nurse) that attended to the late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola virus in Lagos on July 25, has died of the same disease.

“Nigeria has now recorded 7 confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVB)” health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

Those who have died include the “index patient,” a Liberian who brought the virus to Lagos on July 20, and a nurse who treated him, the minister added.

“All the Nigerians diagnosed with EBV were primary contacts” of Patrick Sawyer, who worked for Liberia’s finance ministry and contracted the virus from his sister, Chukwu said.

Patrick Sawyer travelled to Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, for a meeting of west African officials.

Visibly sick upon arrival at the international airport in Lagos, officials said he was immediately transferred to the First Consultants hospital in the upmarket Ikoyi neighbourhood.

He died in quarantine on July 25 and the hospital has since been closed.

The five Ebola patients are being treated in an isolation ward in Lagos, the minister told journalists.

Since breaking out earlier this year, the tropical virus has claimed almost 900 lives and infected more than 1,603 people across west Africa. The other cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:25 am 
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(Reuters) - A Nigerian nurse infected with the Ebola virus has died, the second confirmed fatality from the disease in Africa's most populous nation and leading oil producer, the country's health minister said on Wednesday.

The nurse, the first native Nigerian to die from the disease, had been involved in the treatment of Patrick Sawyer, a Liberia and U.S. citizen who died of Ebola in Lagos last month shortly after arriving at the airport.

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told reporters five other cases were being treated at an isolation ward in Lagos.

(Reporting by Tim Cocks; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:30 am 
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Nigerian Nurse Dies of Ebola as Five Other Cases Confirmed

By Daniel Magnowski August 06, 2014

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Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Nigeria recorded its first known fatality from Ebola virus infection with the death of a nurse in Lagos. Photographer: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

A Nigerian nurse has become the second person to die of the Ebola virus in Africa’s most populous nation, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

The nurse had helped treat Liberian government worker Patrick Sawyer, who fell ill from the virus after arriving on a flight to the commercial capital, Lagos. He was taken to a hospital in the city and died five days later on July 25.

Nigeria has five other confirmed cases of Ebola in Lagos, Chukwu said in a statement handed to reporters today in Abuja, the capital of Africa’s biggest economy.

“We are making arrangements to procure isolation tents to quicken the pace of providing isolation wards in all the states of the federation,” Chukwu said. Nigeria is also planning to recruit more health workers in its efforts to control the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in Lagos, he said.

Nigeria may try to obtain some of the experimental Ebola therapies given to two Americans who contracted the disease in Liberia, Jide Idris, Lagos’s health commissioner, said yesterday.

Not counting the most recent incidents, the outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed 887 people, according to the World Health Organization. Most of the cases are in neighboring Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, on West Africa’s Atlantic coast. Nigeria, a $500 billion economy and Africa’s top oil producer, doesn’t share a border with any of those countries.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:36 am 
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Nigerian Health Minister says nurse died of Ebola

By BASHIR ADIGUN, Associated Press | August 6, 2014 | Updated: August 6, 2014 6:20am
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A man reads a local newspaper with headline news about a Lagos female doctor contracts Ebola Virus, in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris announced Tuesday that eight people are being kept in quarantine with symptoms of Ebola.

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian nurse has died of Ebola and the country has five other confirmed cases of the disease, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Wednesday.

The nurse had treated a man who flew into Lagos and later died of Ebola last month, Chukwu said in a statement handed to reporters in Abuja, the capital.

He said the five confirmed Ebola patients are being treated in isolation in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa's largest city with 21 million people.

The five with the disease had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer who was sick when he flew into Lagos and died five days later on July 25. Authorities are now following up with others who had contact with Sawyer to see if they are showing Ebola symptoms.

Chukwu said officials are setting up an emergency center to deal with Ebola which will be "fully functional" Thursday.

"We are embarking on recruiting additional health personnel to strengthen the team who are currently managing the situation in Lagos," said his statement.

He said special tents would be used to speed up the establishment of isolation wards in all of Nigeria's states.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:40 am 
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Lagos nurse that attended to Liberian infected with Ebola is dead

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August 6, 2014 11:27:53am GMT

WorldStage Newsonline-- One of the Nurses that attended to the Liberian infected with Ebola, Patrick Sawyer is dead, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu confirmed Wednesday in Abuja .

The female nurse who was yet to be named died on Tuesday at Obalande Lagos. She is the first known Nigerian to die of the virus.

Sawyer died on 25 of July few days after of his arrival in the country. He was sighted at the airport with signs of the virus at the point of entry into the country.He was quickly isolated and a test conducted on him later confirmed that he had Ebola.

Prof. Onyebuchi had on Monday disclosed that the Seventy people who had contact with the Liberian are under surveillance. Out of each, eight are already under quarantine.

Briefing journalist on the latest development the minister also said that five other cases are currently being treated at the isolation ward in Lagos.

According to Onyebuchi, “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,” the minister said at a media briefing in Abuja. He said all the Nigerians diagnosed with Ebola were primary contacts of the index case, the late Patrick Sawyer.

“The 24/7 emergency operations centre will be fully functional tomorrow. It will be headed by Dr Faisal Shuaibu as the incident manager. He will later today lead a six-man inter-agency team drawn from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Lagos to complete the setting up of the centre. They will be joined by the other personnel from Lagos state government and the federal hospitals in the Lagos area as well as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“We are making arrangements to procure isolation tents to quicken the pace of providing isolation wards in all states of the federation and the federal capital territory. “We are also setting up a special team to provide counselling and psychosocial support to patients, identified contacts and their families,” he said. The minister reassured Nigerians the government “was working hard to ensure the containment of the outbreak”.

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MOSCOW, August 6 (RIA Novosti) – Nigerian authorities on Wednesday reported five new confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola virus in Lagos, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday, quoting Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.

"Nigeria has now recorded seven confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease," the minister said.

Last month, a Liberian citizen died of Ebola shortly after arriving at Lagos Airport. His doctor also died.

As the death toll in the outbreak of the lethal virus continues to rise, the World Health Organization said it would hold a meeting of its emergency committee on Wednesday and Thursday to assess the threat of a with a global emergency.

The new Ebola outbreak, the deadliest to date, was first registered in Guinea in February and it soon spilled over into Sierra Leone and Liberia. The WHO has updated its estimates of the number of cases and the current death toll 1,603 and 887 respectively.

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ABUJA, Nigeria — A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five other people are sick with one of the world’s most virulent diseases after coming into contact with him, the country’s health minister said Wednesday.

The growing number of cases in Lagos, a megacity of some 21 million people, comes as authorities acknowledge they did not treat Patrick Sawyer as an Ebola patient and isolate him for the first 24 hours after his arrival in Nigeria last month. Sawyer, a 40-year-old American of Liberian descent with a wife and three young daughters in Minnesota, was traveling on a business flight to Nigeria when he fell ill.

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