Ebola: Minister confirms female doctor dead
The most senior doctor, a female consultant physician at the First Consultant Hospital, Lagos who participated in the treatment of Late Patrick Sawyer who died of Ebola Virus Disease is dead.
She was confirmed dead by Health Minister, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu on Tuesday night.
The deceased doctor was not named.
“With this unfortunate development the total number of Ebola Virus related deaths in Nigeria now stands at five. The other two patients currently under treatment in the isolation wards are stable and are being taken care of,” the minister said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh.