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Media reporting the first discharge of Ebola confirmed cases in Lagos, Nigeria.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:29 pm 
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Good news: Ebola victim is discharged
August 16 18:35 2014
by Taiwo George

Minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has delivered some good news: five of those currently undergoing treatment for Ebola “have almost recovered”. He said one has fully recovered and was discharged from the hospital on Saturday. The discharged patient is a female doctor, the minister told the media in Lagos.

Chukwu said the patient was discharged “after conclusive discharge protocols”, adding that she could go home to resume her normal life. He did not reveal the name, but she was apparently one of those who attended to the index case at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos.

Chukwu said a total of 12 cases have been confirmed and that apart from Lagos –where 189 persons are placed under surveillance – and Enugu, where 6 persons are quarantined, no other part of the country has record of the disease.

He commended the Lagos state government for a swift response to the situation, disclosing that the government has made provision for a better ward with a capacity of 40 beds (pictured) for victims of Ebola.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:14 pm 
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UPDATE: Ebola patient discharged in Lagos, declared fit

AUGUST 16, 2014 BY BUKOLA ADEBAYO

The first female doctor to be infected with the Ebola Virus Disease, has been discharged from the quarantine unit of the Emergency Operation Centre of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos State.

The Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday, said the female doctor was one of the doctors that had primary contact with the late American-Liberian ‎Patrick Sawyer, who died of the Ebola Virus Disease in Lagos.

Chukwu, who was accompanied by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said the discharged patient had been given a clean bill of health by experts managing confirmed cases.

According to them, she is the first patient to have survived the deadly disease in Nigeria.

Chukwu said, “The EOC has advised me to announce that the first ‎Nigerian to have been confirmed to have the Ebola virus disease has this evening been discharged from the isolation unit at the Mainland Hospital, Lagos.

“I have consulted with the experts, and they say clearly that there is a discharge protocol that was employed for this particular patient. It has been followed strictly and was concluded today‎ and what you are getting now is the final outcome.

“Ordinarily if she had been afflicted with another illness she would have been discharged long before now.”

The minister stated that the health of the other five patients in isolation was improving.

“The total number of confirmed cases of EVD in the country is now 12, with four deaths and 189 under surveillance in Lagos and six in Enugu,” he said.

Responding to queries concerning the welfare of the Ebola victims under the care of the response team at the EOC , he allayed such fears regarding the standard and quality of care.

He said, “As you are aware, the patients under treatment have now been moved to the new 40-bed capacity isolation ward provided by the Lagos State Government. Additional equipment has also been made available to the new isolation ward by the Federal Government.”

On the controversy surrounding the use of some experimental Ebola drugs ‎being proposed for adoption by the Federal Government, he said the drug failed to meet the requirements for approval.

He said, “You will recall that last Thursday. I announced that we were ready to deploy an experimental drug, Nano Silver.

“Although the drug has since last Thursday been made available to the EOC in Lagos. It has not been administered to any patient because we were awaiting clearance by ‎the National Health Research Ethics Committee.

“I regret to inform you that the drug did not meet the requirements of the committee.”

He, however, said other drugs were being evaluated by the Treatment Research Group for EVD.

He also debunked rumours of EDV in Imo, Abia and Cross River states but noted that the case of the disease in Kwara was still under investigation.

”The mother of the child in Kwara tested negative and we are still investigating the child. Also, the case of the corpse in Anambra was already embalmed and we are waiting for the test result.

”All the mortuary attendants who had contact with the corpse tested negative. So, there is no need to panic,” he said.

On the suspension of residency training in federal health institutions, he said there had been problems with the training which also informed the ongoing doctors’ strike.

He said, “The suspension is with all Federal Government hospitals, state teaching hospitals are not affected.

”The government suspended the training to allow for critical investigation and come up with better ways to improve the training.”

Chukwu noted that the paper work for the life insurance cover for volunteers was ongoing and that the Lagos State Government had started the implementation of the insurance cover for its health workers.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:16 am 
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Discharged Ebola Patient Not Dr. Adadevoh, Family Reports Doctor Is In Critical Condition
SaharaReporters has learned that not only is Dr. Adadevoh still being treated for Ebola, her condition may have in fact gotten worse at the treatment center.

BY SAHARA REPORTERSAUG 17, 2014

SaharaReporters has learned today that Dr. Stella Adadevoh, who treated Nigeria's index Ebola case, is not the doctor who survived the deadly virus.

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In a statement from the Ministry of Health, a spokesman makes clear that Dr. Adadevoh, the first Nigerian to be diagnosed with the disease, has in fact not been discharged.

The ministry further states that the nurse who recovered and was discharged today is a medical officer who worked at the hospital Sawyer was treated in. That patient's name was simply given as Ada.

Further, SaharaReporters has learned that not only is Dr. Adadevoh still being treated for Ebola, her condition may have in fact gotten worse at the treatment center. A family source who spoke with SaharaReporters claims that the doctor, who initially raised concern about Ebola in Nigeria, is suffering in the isolation facility.

Last week, SaharaReporters reported that families and associates of those in the Yaba isolation center in Lagos were concerned about the level of treatment their loved ones were receiving in isolation. Complaints of inexperienced doctors, callous neglect, and squalid conditions were expressed.

Read the statement below:

It has been brought to the attention of the Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Onyebunchi Chukwu, that the first Nigerian to be diagnosed of Ebola Virus Disease, a female doctor who treated the index case and who was discharged home from the ward yesterday, is being reported in some sections of the media to be one Dr. Adadevoh.

The Honourable Minister whished to clarify that the name of the patient is not Dr. Adadevoh. This should be noted.

The minister's statement yesterday, while indicating that it was a female doctor, did not indicate the name of the patient.

Dan Nwomeh

Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Minister

http://saharareporters.com/2014/08/17/d ... -condition

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:11 pm 
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Premium Times (Abuja) 16 AUGUST 2014
Nigeria: Ebola - Quarantined Patient Goes Into Coma in Lagos

By Ben Ezeamalu
One of the eight suspected Ebola cases quarantined at the Isolation Unit of the Yaba Mainland Hospital has gone into a coma, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

According to a source at the facility, the patient, a female consultant at the First Consultant Medical Centre, is now in a critical condition.

"She is in a bad shape, her condition really deteriorated today. But the other seven are responding to treatment," the source added.

The female doctor is one of the 44 people at the First Consultant Medical Centre who had had contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who died of Ebola virus at the hospital.

Four people, including the Liberian-American, have died in Lagos since the disease was detected last month.

At a press conference on Friday in Lagos, Jide Idris, the Commissioner for Health, said that cumulatively, there are eleven confirmed Ebola cases (including the imported case) and one suspect case in the state.

"The suspect cases are awaiting the results of confirmatory tests to inform the next line of action," said Dr. Idris.

"Currently, there are eight cases in isolation at the facilities in Mainland Hospital, Yaba. They are all primary contacts of the index case. Two of the confirmed cases - the ECOWAS protocol officer and a nurse - passed on during the week bringing the total number of deaths to four, two of which are health care workers. We commiserate with the families of the victims," he added.

After initially shutting down the hospital for decontamination following the death of Mr. Sawyer, the Lagos State government on Friday announced that it will be reopened soon.

"It is pertinent to mention that health facilities with confirmed cases are only temporarily shut down to facilitate case evacuation and decontamination processes following which they will be reopened," Dr. Idris said.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:45 pm 
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Nigeria now has 12 Ebola cases, five recovered

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has 12 confirmed cases of the Ebola virus, up from 10 at last week's count, of which five have almost fully recovered, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

It said in a statement that 189 people in Lagos and six others in the southeastern city of Enugu were under surveillance. The death toll remains four, it said.

A doctor who had recovered had been discharged from hospital, the ministry said.

The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since the outbreak began in March, and four people have died in Nigeria since it was brought to Lagos by a Liberian man on July 20.


"Patients under treatment have now been moved to the new 40 bed capacity isolation ward provided by the Lagos state government," the Health Ministry statement said.

It added that experimental drugs were in the process of being cleared for the treatment of Ebola, although one, nano silver, had been rejected because it did not meet requirements.

Fighting the disease in Nigeria is complicated by the fact that doctors are on nationwide strike. The ministry of health sacked 16,000 doctors on Thursday after they refused to end their strike in the midst of an Ebola epidemic.

Health care workers fighting to stop the disease in overcrowded and ill-equipped clinics often succumb to Ebola

themselves. The World Health Organization says more than 170 healthcare workers have been infected and at least 81 have died.

The death toll from Ebola is still climbing and the U.N. health agency faces questions over whether it should have

declared the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern" before Aug. 8.

(Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Toby Chopra and Giles Elgood)

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Discharged Ebola Patient Not Dr. Adadevoh, Family Reports Doctor Is In Critical Condition
SaharaReporters has learned that not only is Dr. Adadevoh still being treated for Ebola, her condition may have in fact gotten worse at the treatment center.

BY SAHARA REPORTERSAUG 17, 2014

SaharaReporters has learned today that Dr. Stella Adadevoh, who treated Nigeria's index Ebola case, is not the doctor who survived the deadly virus.

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Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh
In a statement from the Ministry of Health, a spokesman makes clear that Dr. Adadevoh, the first Nigerian to be diagnosed with the disease, has in fact not been discharged.

The ministry further states that the nurse who recovered and was discharged today is a medical officer who worked at the hospital Sawyer was treated in. That patient's name was simply given as Ada.

Further, SaharaReporters has learned that not only is Dr. Adadevoh still being treated for Ebola, her condition may have in fact gotten worse at the treatment center. A family source who spoke with SaharaReporters claims that the doctor, who initially raised concern about Ebola in Nigeria, is suffering in the isolation facility.

Last week, SaharaReporters reported that families and associates of those in the Yaba isolation center in Lagos were concerned about the level of treatment their loved ones were receiving in isolation. Complaints of inexperienced doctors, callous neglect, and squalid conditions were expressed.

Read the statement below:

It has been brought to the attention of the Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Onyebunchi Chukwu, that the first Nigerian to be diagnosed of Ebola Virus Disease, a female doctor who treated the index case and who was discharged home from the ward yesterday, is being reported in some sections of the media to be one Dr. Adadevoh.

The Honourable Minister whished to clarify that the name of the patient is not Dr. Adadevoh. This should be noted.

The minister's statement yesterday, while indicating that it was a female doctor, did not indicate the name of the patient.

Dan Nwomeh

Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Minister

http://saharareporters.com/2014/08/17/d ... -condition

Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, the consultant physician, who had contracted the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from the Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who imported the virus into Nigeria, is dead.


Sources close to Adadevoh, 58, said she succumbed to the disease Tuesday evening.


Adadevoh led the medical team at First Consultants Medical Centre, a Lagos-based hospital, that treated Sawyer.

She was said to have fallen into a coma on Monday and despite the valiant battle by the medical team to save her, she could not survive the scourge of the disease.


Her passing brings the total number of deaths from the Ebola virus to five in Nigeria.
Details to follow…

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/bre ... ad/186777/

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