Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sister Of Ebola Victim in Port Harcourt Almost Escaped And Fled to Abia State

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A sister of a Port Harcourt-based medical doctor, Iyke Enemuo, who recently died from the Ebola virus, fled to Abia State to avoid being quarantined along with others who came into contact with the late doctor.

However, one of her siblings, who is also a doctor, forced her to return to the quarantine center in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

The woman helped care for her doctor brother as he suffered from the debilitating disease caused by the Ebola virus.

Dr. Enemuo had contracted the virus when he was secretly treating a staff of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who, in turn, had had contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who initially brought the disease into Nigeria.

SaharaReporters discovered that the ECOWAS diplomat who had had contact with Mr. Sawyer flew to Port Harcourt the same day the Liberian American died, and met up with Dr. Enemuo.

Apparently aware of the deadly nature of the disease afflicting the diplomat, Dr. Enemuo opted to treat him secretly at a local hotel.

After recovering, the ECOWAS staff flew back to Lagos to seek clearance to travel out of Nigeria. Quarantined and checked for Ebola in Lagos, he was found to be free of the virus.

However, a few days after he left Port Harcourt, Dr. Enemuo took ill and was hospitalized at a hospital in Port Harcourt where he died of the disease.

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