Ebola: Another Nurse Dies In Lagos

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 14th, 2014

Another nurse, 25year old Justina Obi Ejelonu,who attended to late Liberian Patrick Sawyer while he was ill at the First Consultant hospital in Lagos, has died, Premium Times reports.

The nurse, who had been at the B Ward – a male ward which is now referred to as Ebola Ward – of the Yaba Mainland General Hospital, died in the early hours of Thursday.

By 1 p.m., Thursday, a couple of family relatives who are at the hospital were seen wiping away tears and making telephone calls.

The death of the nurse brings to four the number of people who have died of the virus in Nigeria.

News of the passing of the nurse came as the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, a professor, disclosed at a news conference in Abuja that another of the doctors who treated the late Patrick Sawyer has tested positive to the deadly virus.

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