Ebola virus victim dies
A Liberian identified as Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who came to Lagos aboard a flight from Monrovia on Sunday and suspected to have the deadly Ebola virus is dead.
Although there is no official confirmation on the development, our reporter gathered that Sawyer died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in the state where he was receiving treatment.
He was reportedly on admission in the hospital and placed on intensive treatment since Sunday.
A medical scientist told journalists that, “The Liberian was initially responding to treatment, but plans were made to fly him back to his country when the situation worsened.”
When contacted, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, who was seen holding book on standard medical procedure for Ebola epidemic declined comment on the victim’s death, saying she was heading for a meeting on the issue.
Adesina had on Thursday alerted residents of the state about the discovery, assuring that the state government has taken proactive steps to handle its spread.
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