One more found with Ebola in Nigeria port city

September 02, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
Medical workers of the JohnFitzgerald Kennedy hospital of Monrovia show the poor protective aprons they have during a strike for salaries and better security against the Ebola virus epidemic yesterday.


ABUJA: Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country’s total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said yesterday.

A doctor in Port Harcourt died last week after treating a contact of the Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa’s most populous country. That raised alarm that Ebola, which looked on the verge of being contained in the commercial capital, Lagos, may flare up again elsewhere.

Patrick Sawyer, the first case, came in from Liberia, then collapsed at Lagos airport on July 20.