Nigeria Record 5th Death of Ebola Patient
The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu Tuesday evening announced the death of one of the primary contacts of the index Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case.
Prof Chukwu made the announcement in a press statement made available to Daily Times through his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Mr Dan Nwomeh.
The statement titled: 5th Death of Ebola Patient Recorded in Nigeria reads in part: “The Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu regrets to announce the death, this evening, of one of the primary contacts of the index Ebola Virus Disease case, the most senior doctor who participated in the management of the patient, a female consultant physician.
“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.”