Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Contact of Port Harcourt Ebola Victim Dies at Treatment Center

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Another person has died today who contracted the Ebola virus disease from Dr. Iyke Enemuo who had died of Ebola disease on August 22 after treating an Ecowas official.

As the Rivers State Government is planning to burn the corpse of Doctor Iyke Enemuo, it has been announced that one of his primary contacts has also died of the Ebola Virus Disease.

Dan Nwomeh, Special Assistant to the Minister of Health on Media and Communication, confirmed  the death today in a series of tweets updating Nigerians on the status of the disease earlier today.

Dr Enemuo's wife, Mrs. Enemuo is still being treated at the Ebola Isolation Center in Lagos. She has a 3-month-old baby who is being cared for by relatives, also in Lagos.

Dr Enemuo contracted Ebola after treating Koye Olu-Ibukun who escaped quarantine in Lagos to get treatment in Port Harcourt after he was diagnosed with Ebola.

Koye Olu-Ibukun had been one of the first people to come in contact with Patrick Sawyer after he arrived in Nigeria from Liberia while sick with Ebola.

Patrick Sawyer died of EVD on Aug. 25. Koye is still alive, and survived the virus.

The patient who died today is the seventh person to have died of the disease in Nigeria since it was imported from Liberia by a diplomat, Patrick Sawyer.

The victim died at the isolation ward in Port Harcourt, and had been a patient at the Green Heart Hospital where Dr. Enemuo was being treated before he died.

May her soul rest in peace.

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