Family of Lagos nurse who died from Ebola now on the run


by David Cyril

Family members of the Nigerian nurse who died after getting infected with the Ebola virus are on the run.

Nigeria is the fourth West African country to be hit by the Ebola outbreak since it first emerged in March in Guinea. The virus entered the country when Patrick Sawyer, who was suffering from the disease, arrived by plane late last month in Lagos.

It could also be recalled that Sawyer, who worked for the Liberian government in Monrovia, died in Nigeria after being tested positive in his country, Sawyer was said by the health officials in Liberia, to have been “rude and adamant”.

The female nurse, worked at a hospital at Obalende, Lagos.

The minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, confirmed her death this week at a media briefing in Abuja.

“Yesterday, 5th August, 2014, the first known Nigerian to die of the EVD was recorded and this was one of the nurses that attended to the Liberian,” he said. “The other five cases are currently being treated at the isolation ward in Lagos.”


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