Ebola: Third person dies in Nigeria

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 13th, 2014

A member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has become the third person in Nigeria to die of Ebola fever, the body said on Wednesday.

Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, 36, a protocol assistant, travelled to an ECOWAS function with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria last month, Reuters reports.

Abdulqudir had been under quarantine. The country has reported eight cases of Ebola since Sawyer arrived on July 20.

“The Commission wishes to reassure staff of all Community institutions all over the entire region that it is taking all necessary steps to guarantee their health and safety,” Reuters quoted ECOWAS as saying in a statement.

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