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One of the nurses who attended to late Patrick Sawyer, dies of Ebola

06/08/2014 11:11
Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said on Wednesday, that a nurse who was one of the medical personnel that attended to the late Patrick Sawyer, American who died of Ebola virus in Lagos on July 25, has herself died of the disease.
He made this disclosure at a news conference in Abuja, and also confirmed that five other medical practitioners who attended to Sawyer were also now confirmed to have been infected with the Ebola virus.
“Nigeria has now recorded seven confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease," he said. “The first one was the index case, which is the imported case from Liberia of which the victim is now late."
He added that: “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.”

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