Monday, 1 September 2014

Female doctor tests Ebola positive in Port Harcourt


A female doctor, during the period of her admission at the Green Hart hospital where late Port Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemoah, was treated after he got infected with the deadly virus by an ECOWAS official, has tested  Ebola positive.

Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu opened up today September 1st during a meeting of the National Emergency Council on Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.

Speaking with all Commissioners for Health in Nigeria, Prof. Chukwu said the doctor who tested positive to Ebola is now being treated at the Ebola isolation ward in Rivers state.

This recent confirmation brings to three the number of confirmed Ebola cases in Rivers state; the index case which is the ECOWAS official, Oluibukun Koye; the late Dr Iyke Enemoah who died on Friday August 22nd and the recently diagnosed female doctor.

Prof Chukwu said more cases of the Ebola Virus Disease were still being expected in Rivers state.
Quarantine must be taken seriously.

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