Sister of Late PH Doctor Tests Positive to Ebola Virus



According to reports, the sister of the late Port Harcourt doctor, who'd fled to Abia state before being forced back to Rivers, has contracted the #Ebola virus, this was announced yesterday by Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigeria's Minister of Health.

Excerpt from #Punch:

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has put the total number of confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria at 18. The 18th patient, according to the Federal Government, is the sister of the late Port Harcourt doctor who died of the EVD recently.

A statement issued on Wednesday night by his Special Assistant (Media and Communication), Mr. Dan Nwomeh, said the number of cases successfully managed and discharged was eight while the number of deaths from EVD was seven.

Chukwu also debunked rumours of EVD cases outside Lagos and Port Harcourt, adding that, “regarding the rumoured case in Zaria, the blood sample has been sent for Ebola testing.”

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