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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:22 am 
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Media reports cite three patients admitted to the treatment center at Port Harcourt, Nigeria who are contacts of the index case.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:24 am 
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Three patients now in Ebola treatment centre -Rivers

AUGUST 31, 2014 BY SIMON UTEBOR

Rivers State Government has said three Ebola patients have been moved to the state’s quarantine centre at Oduoha in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker, made this known at a news conference in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

Parker said those taken to the treatment centre were a pharmacist at Sam Steel Hospital, doctor working with late Dr. Iyke Sam Enemuo and a nurse at Good Heart Hospital, where Enemuo allegedly died.

Sam Steel Hospital is owned by late Enemuo while he died at Good Heart Hospital.

However, he said the patients had not been confirmed, stressing that the government was awaiting the result of their tests by Sunday.



As for the wife of deceased doctor, the commissioner said she tested positive for the virus and is currently in a stable condition in Lagos.

The commissioner said, “I have been telling you before now that almost 200 persons have been line-traced. Out of this number, we are still to be in touch with about 60 of them.

“But 50 high risk contacts have been identified. Because of stigma and the rest of them, these persons are not coming up, we are still on them.

“We have three patients at the treatment centre now. The pharmacist at Sam Steel Hospital, the doctor that was working with him and also a lady at Good Heart Hospital while Dr. Enemuo was there.”

It is not clear when the three patients were taken to the quarantine centre.

When our correspondent visited the centre on Saturday, he noticed that the centre was not ready.

He observed that reconstruction was going on at former Emohua Primary Health Centre which had been renamed as Ebola quarantine centre.

As of 11am on Saturday when our correspondent was leaving the quarantine centre, no single patient had been brought to the centre.

But the commissioner insisted the patients were taken to the centre after our correspondent had left.

Parker said, “I am briefing you now. Operations are by the minute. They are three now. They won’t let you in now. That place is restricted. Probably when you went there, there were none, but I am telling you now that I was there when they were brought in.”

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:36 am 
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Three patients now in Ebola treatment centre -Rivers

AUGUST 31, 2014 BY SIMON UTEBOR

Rivers State Government has said three Ebola patients have been moved to the state’s quarantine centre at Oduoha in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker, made this known at a news conference in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

Parker said those taken to the treatment centre were a pharmacist at Sam Steel Hospital, doctor working with late Dr. Iyke Sam Enemuo and a nurse at Good Heart Hospital, where Enemuo allegedly died.

Sam Steel Hospital is owned by late Enemuo while he died at Good Heart Hospital.

However, he said the patients had not been confirmed, stressing that the government was awaiting the result of their tests by Sunday.



As for the wife of deceased doctor, the commissioner said she tested positive for the virus and is currently in a stable condition in Lagos.

The commissioner said, “I have been telling you before now that almost 200 persons have been line-traced. Out of this number, we are still to be in touch with about 60 of them.

“But 50 high risk contacts have been identified. Because of stigma and the rest of them, these persons are not coming up, we are still on them.

“We have three patients at the treatment centre now. The pharmacist at Sam Steel Hospital, the doctor that was working with him and also a lady at Good Heart Hospital while Dr. Enemuo was there.”

It is not clear when the three patients were taken to the quarantine centre.

When our correspondent visited the centre on Saturday, he noticed that the centre was not ready.

He observed that reconstruction was going on at former Emohua Primary Health Centre which had been renamed as Ebola quarantine centre.

As of 11am on Saturday when our correspondent was leaving the quarantine centre, no single patient had been brought to the centre.

But the commissioner insisted the patients were taken to the centre after our correspondent had left.

Parker said, “I am briefing you now. Operations are by the minute. They are three now. They won’t let you in now. That place is restricted. Probably when you went there, there were none, but I am telling you now that I was there when they were brought in.”

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:38 am 
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Three patients now in Ebola treatment centre -Rivers

AUGUST 31, 2014 BY SIMON UTEBOR

Rivers State Government has said three Ebola patients have been moved to the state’s quarantine centre at Oduoha in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker, made this known at a news conference in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

Parker said those taken to the treatment centre were a pharmacist at Sam Steel Hospital, doctor working with late Dr. Iyke Sam Enemuo and a nurse at Good Heart Hospital, where Enemuo allegedly died.

Sam Steel Hospital is owned by late Enemuo while he died at Good Heart Hospital.

However, he said the patients had not been confirmed, stressing that the government was awaiting the result of their tests by Sunday.



As for the wife of deceased doctor, the commissioner said she tested positive for the virus and is currently in a stable condition in Lagos.

The commissioner said, “I have been telling you before now that almost 200 persons have been line-traced. Out of this number, we are still to be in touch with about 60 of them.

“But 50 high risk contacts have been identified. Because of stigma and the rest of them, these persons are not coming up, we are still on them.

“We have three patients at the treatment centre now. The pharmacist at Sam Steel Hospital, the doctor that was working with him and also a lady at Good Heart Hospital while Dr. Enemuo was there.”

It is not clear when the three patients were taken to the quarantine centre.

When our correspondent visited the centre on Saturday, he noticed that the centre was not ready.

He observed that reconstruction was going on at former Emohua Primary Health Centre which had been renamed as Ebola quarantine centre.

As of 11am on Saturday when our correspondent was leaving the quarantine centre, no single patient had been brought to the centre.

But the commissioner insisted the patients were taken to the centre after our correspondent had left.

Parker said, “I am briefing you now. Operations are by the minute. They are three now. They won’t let you in now. That place is restricted. Probably when you went there, there were none, but I am telling you now that I was there when they were brought in.”

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:28 am 
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•50 people identified as high risk cases

•Amaechi to meet with church leaders, traditional rulers

Rivers State government has said that three persons have been identified and quarantined as in-house patients at the Ebola Isolation Unit, at Oduoha, in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

This was disclosed yesterday, by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker, while briefing journalists in Port Harcourt.

Dr. Parker stated that the three persons were out of the 50 persons that the State government classified as high risk contact, and currently placed under observation through its Contact Tracing Committee.

According to him, the three persons were a doctor and pharmacist, who work at Samstel Clinic, as well as a female patient that was treated at the Clinic.

Speaking further, the Health commissioner disclosed that 50 out of about 200 people under surveillance, were categorized as high risk because of their primary contact with the late Dr. Iyke Samuel Enemuo.

Also, Dr. Parker stated that about 60 people, who had secondary contact with the late Dr. Enemuo have not been located and appealed to them to submit themselves to the Rivers State government’s medical team as quickly as possible.

“Let me explain why: because of the stigma associated with the virus most people are reluctant to present themselves to our medical team. Although, we have identified about 200 people, we are still to be in touch with about 60 of them. But, 50 high risk contacts have been identified.

“These persons are not coming up because of the stigma, but we are still on them. For now, we are concentrating on these names that we have found, while work is going on to locate new persons that may have had secondary contacts with Dr. Enemuo. We are currently tracing them, so that we can capture them”.

Meanwhile, Dr. Parker had informed that Governor Chibuike Amaechi would meet with church and traditional leaders on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

The meeting would likely be in connection with the Ebola outbreak in the state.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:01 pm 
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08/31/2014 11:31 GMT

PORT HARCOURT, August 31, 2014 (AFP) - The widow of a doctor who died from Ebola in Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt has also tested positive for the virus, the state government said on Sunday.

Rivers State health commissioner Sampson Parker said test results showed the woman had the disease, which claimed the life of her husband, Ike Enemuo, on August 22.

Enemuo fell ill and died after treating an official from the ECOWAS regional bloc who travelled to Port Harcourt after having contact with a Liberian man who brought the virus into Nigeria.

The doctor was the sixth to die from the virus in Nigeria and the first outside Lagos, raising fears about the spread of the haemmorhagic fever just as it was thought to have been contained.

Sampson said three patients -- another doctor, a pharmacist and a woman who had contact with Enemuo at the hospital where he died -- had been taken to a specialist treatment centre outside the city.

Enemuo's widow was at an isolation unit in Lagos, he added.

"They have not been confirmed (as having Ebola) and we are waiting for the result of the investigation," he told a news conference.

Some 200 primary and secondary contacts have been traced, although about 60 had yet to be spoken to, he added. None of them had shown symptoms, he said.

"We are concentrating on the names we have to capture in our (monitoring) activities but the good news is that we have been making good progress in checking the spread of Ebola," he said.

Parker said early detection and treatment was vital, appealing for anyone who had contact with Enemuo, his clinic, the ECOWAS official or the hotel where he stayed to contact them immediately.

Of the 15 confirmed cases in Ebola, seven of the patients recovered, the government in Abuja has said.

The ECOWAS official is also thought to have recovered.

Nigeria is one of five countries in West Africa hit by Ebola, although the majority of the more than 1,500 deaths since the start of the year have been in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:43 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.

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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 9:48 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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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:08 am 
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A female doctor has been cpnfirmed to be infected with the Ebola Virus in Port Harcourt, River state.
The doctor was on admission at the Green Hart hospital where a doctor, Iyke Enemoah, was treated after contracting the deadly virus from an ECOWAS staff who arrived the state from Lagos where he had primary contact with Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer, who brought the disease to Nigeria.

The minister of health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu made this known on Monday, September 1, 2014 during a National Emergency Council meeting on Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.

Chukwu said the doctor who tested positive is now being treated at the Ebola isolation ward in Rivers state.

With this new confirmed case, River state has now recorded two Ebola cases; has a total of three Ebola cases; the index case being the doctor who died, Iyke Enemoah.

About 100 people are under surveillance in the state.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:48 am 
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Okay, time to recap: what do we know, suspect or speculate about the HCW infections? At this stage of the outbreak, in a main treatment center, in Nigeria, every nurse and doctor should be duly PPE'd and alert. How did she get infected? Commentary?


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