Ebola: Second Lagos nurse dies




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The Federal Government has confirmed the death another nurse who had primary contact the American- Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, on Thursday.

A issued by the Minister Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, in Abuja on Thursday, noted that the nurse is the fourth person to have died the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.

Chukwu noted that she was the that had primary contact Sawyer at the First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, .

He said, “The fourth death recorded today was a Nigerian nurse who participated in the initial management of the index case. We have now recorded 10 confirmed of Ebola Virus Disease. Out of these, four have died and eight are currently under treatment.” [eap_ad_1] The minister also apologised for the error in the number of confirmed given to journalists at a press briefing organised by the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja earlier in the day.

Chukwu noted, “It is important to note that the number of confirmed remains 10 as at today and not 11 as earlier announced this morning. We regret the error which arose from double counting in the process of communicating the additional death from the operational centre in to the Federal Ministry of Health.”

of the doctors on the team of experts managing confirmed at the Ebola Ward of the Mainland hospital, , had earlier confirmed that the nurse had died due to the exposure she had Sawyer when he was admitted at the private hospital in Lagos.

The reliable source said, “We lost her in the early hours of today after much effort. She was of the that helped him when he was vomiting and stooling. That was when she contracted it.”

The doctor also disclosed that two that have now been quarantined are in critical condition.

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