Friday, August 29, 2014

Ebola In Port Harcourt: 10 Things You SHOULD Know

News broke yesterday, August 28,2014 about the death of a doctor from Ebola in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state.

This led to widespread panic and dashed the hopes of many Nigerians who believed the worst was over for the country.

This comes after the Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu confirmed that only one confirmed case of the virus was left in Nigeria.

Ebola is now in Port Harcourt and here are 10 things you should know about the situation:
  1. The first victim who died is a doctor identified as Iyke Enemuo
  2. Dr. Enemuo died of Ebola at the Good Heart Hospital in Port Harcourt on Friday, August 22, 2014
  3. Before his death, he practiced at the Sam Steel clinic on theEast West Road in Rumuokoro
  4. He was infected with the disease by an ECOWAS diplomat who he treated secretly in a hotel
  5. The ECOWAS diplomat was infected after he came in contact with Liberian American, Patrick Sawyer, the index case.
  6. The unidentified diplomat escaped quarantine and travelled to Port Harcourt
  7. The diplomat recovered from the disease and returned to Lagos but the doctor died
  8. Enemuo’s wife, also a doctor, has shown symptoms of the disease and has been quarantined
  9. The couple’s 3 month old baby has also been quarantined and 70 other people are being observed
  10. The incident has been confirmed by the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu and the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

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