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Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by LUVTB(m): 7:08pm On Sep 03, 2014
Nigeria on Wednesday announced that a seventh person had died from Ebola and another person was confirmed as having the virus.
The latest death was a patient at the isolation ward in the oil city of Port Harcourt, where a doctor died on August 22 after treating a Liberian man who had brought the disease into the country.
The other five deaths were in the financial capital, Lagos. Four were healthcare workers who had treated the Liberian, who also died.
Health ministry spokesman Dan Nwomeh said 18 people, including the deceased, had now been confirmed as having the virus in Nigeria — 14 in Lagos and four in Port Harcourt, 435 kilometres (270 miles) away.
The wife of the Port Harcourt doctor who died was being treated at an isolation unit in Lagos, while another case was in a quarantine facility in the oil industry hub.
Eight people who contracted the virus have been successfully treated and discharged, Nwomeh said in a series of statements on Twitter. A ninth person, who infected the Port Harcourt doctor, also recovered.
A total of 41 people were under surveillance in Lagos and 255 in Port Harcourt. And 320 people have been discharged in Lagos after being under surveillance for 21 days — the virus’ incubation period.
See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/enemuos-wife-dies-ebola/#sthash.pc1JpxfJ.dpuf
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by IGBOSON1: 7:16pm On Sep 03, 2014
That stupid doctor Enemuo brought this misery on his family! Now his kids are orphans because of his lack of tact and blatant carelessness! Being a doctor and knowing just how contagious this ebola of a thing is, he should have alerted the authorities the moment he knew that ecowas guy had escaped from Lagos to come and see him! He knew he wasn't equipped to handle ebola, yet he went ahead and attempted to treat the man!

It's his wife and kids i'm feeling for, not him!

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Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by phillmartgroup(m): 7:51pm On Sep 03, 2014
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Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by FASTLINK1: 8:11pm On Sep 03, 2014
The doctor did not give his action the second thought. I wish he was alive to see the consequences of his action.

However, there is nowhere in the story that the doctor's wife was said to have passed on. It is a patient that was admitted alongside the foolish doctor.

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Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by OCTAVO: 8:19pm On Sep 03, 2014
Aha??
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Nobody: 8:19pm On Sep 03, 2014
So sad. I dont think we have all the information on how the ebola virus is contracted. It seems the virus is far more infectious than the literatures suggests. From the accounts of victims so far, some contracted the disease even without having DIRECT contact with sick infected persons. I seems the virus is also airborne

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Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Horayce: 8:22pm On Sep 03, 2014
Sincere9gerian: So sad. I dont think we have all the information on how the ebola virus is contracted. It seems the virus is far more infectious than the literatures suggests. From the accounts of victims so far, some contracted the disease even without having DIRECT contact with sick infected persons. I seems the virus is also airborne
There'd be far more deaths by now if it were airborne
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by datbay(m): 8:24pm On Sep 03, 2014
God have mercy on we Nigerians.
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by dontjealousme1: 8:25pm On Sep 03, 2014
IGBOSON1: That stupid doctor Enemuo brought this misery on his family! Now his kids are orphans because of his lack of tact and blatant carelessness! Being a doctor and knowing just how contagious this ebola of a thing is, he should have alerted the authorities the moment he knew that ecowas guy had escaped from Lagos to come and see him! He knew he wasn't equipped to handle ebola, yet he went ahead and attempted to treat the man!
It's his wife and kids i'm feeling for, not him!

Do u really believe that ofe ecowas idio.t had told all the truth? I very much doubt the Doctor knew he was treating Ebola until it was too late.
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Lordseyad(m): 8:35pm On Sep 03, 2014
Eehhhhh!
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Tightguy(m): 8:37pm On Sep 03, 2014
Sincere9gerian: So sad. I dont think we have all the information on how the ebola virus is contracted. It seems the virus is far more infectious than the literatures suggests. From the accounts of victims so far, some contracted the disease even without having DIRECT contact with sick infected persons. I seems the virus is also airborne




I absolutely align my thoughts with yours. The case of the American doctor who tested +ve to Ebola virus today in Liberia but never came in contact with or treated any patients with Ebola disease makes one wonder whether there are other possible means of contracting the disease other than body fluids of infected symptomatic patients.
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by stevecantrell: 9:01pm On Sep 03, 2014
Sincere9gerian: So sad. I dont think we have all the information on how the ebola virus is contracted. It seems the virus is far more infectious than the literatures suggests. From the accounts of victims so far, some contracted the disease even without having DIRECT contact with sick infected persons. I seems the virus is also airborne

Ebola 1976 and Marburg virus is not known to be airborne. So its safe to say this isn't the textbook virus we are dealing with. It has been artificially 'enhanced' for airborne transmission.

A lot of people have come down with the virus without direct contact with a sick person. The latest is a US doctor not involved with ebola treatment in Liberia.

Could he have contracted it from an asymptomatic colleague in form of droplet ?

You should have seen the level of paranoia at GTBank today. People are afraid to even glance at each other let alone greet, even after handwashing and temprature screening.

The CDC know more about transmission of the virus than they're admitting but withhold info for the sake of avoiding panic.
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Sunnybobo3(m): 9:15pm On Sep 03, 2014
The doctor's wife was moved to Lagos and is reported by Sahara reporters to have been discharged today.

www.saharareporters.com/2014/09/03/sister-late-port-harcourt-doctor-who-skipped-quarantine-abia-has-ebola
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by wecan: 9:16pm On Sep 03, 2014
I don't really understand what is actually happening, This Ebola of a virus cases seems like there is something behind it. Firstly, I heard it was an ECOWAS official from Liberia that brought the sickness to Lagos Nigeria. Now I am hearing again that it was another ECOWAS official that brought the sickness to PH Nigeria. I am so much confused, this seems like a well planned game. Somebody should tell us the truth
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by stevecantrell: 9:29pm On Sep 03, 2014
wecan: I don't really understand what is actually happening, This Ebola of a virus cases seems like there is something behind it. Firstly, I heard it was an ECOWAS official from Liberia that brought the sickness to Lagos Nigeria. Now I am hearing again that it was another ECOWAS official that brought the sickness to PH Nigeria. I am so much confused, this seems like a well planned game. Somebody should tell us the truth

The case of Mr Olu-Ibukun is especially curious, Patrick Sawyer was en-route to SS Nigeria when he was 'intercepted' at Lagos.

Similarly, Olu-Ibukun made his way to the same region, as if to continue the journey his colleague failed to complete. Like two members of a track and field relay team.

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Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by ebolablast: 9:41pm On Sep 03, 2014
Dis 1 no b d health section na but make I book space incase of incasity
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Obinoscopy(m): 9:50pm On Sep 03, 2014
dontjealousme1:

Do u really believe that ofe ecowas idio.t had told all the truth? I very much doubt the Doctor knew he was treating Ebola until it was too late.
What did the doctor do when he eventually found out? That's the question.

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Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by OrlandoOwoh(m): 9:53pm On Sep 03, 2014
OP, I can't find anywhere in the OP where it's written that it's the wife of the doctor that died, but a patient in the same hospital that he died.
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Vivly(f): 9:54pm On Sep 03, 2014
pls any family that has a dead relative in UPTH mortuary should not go for the corpse now because all the corpses in UPTH mortuary are EBOLA POSITIVE. Hence forth don't attend any burial ceremony for your safety. To all those who live in or have been to Port Harcourt in the past 2 months. If you visited Samstel clinic, Rumuokoro, PH, or Good Heart Specialist hospital, Evo road, GRA within the last few weeks, you are kindly urged to report to the Rivers State Health Ministry IMMEDIATELY! A risk assessment would be conducted for you. In the interest of your family and for the sake of those you love please do not hide or live in fear or denial. God help us all. Please rebroadcast! The name of the hotel where the secret treatment was carried out for the diplomat is MANDATE HOTEL. In case u know anyone who's been there lately too. If you suspect you have
come in contact with
someone who has Ebola,
PLEASE NOTE: Running to
your village will not save
you! It will rather ensure
that you die and that you
kill your relatives too. If
you develop Ebola disease
while hiding from
quarantine, your story will
come out eventually.
Without good care, Ebola
will kill you painfully. The
good news is, the handling
of reported Ebola cases in
Nigeria is excellent. Ebola
fatality rates in Nigeria are
the lowest in the world
right now. You have a good
chance of staying alive if
you seek help from the
right authorities. Call 0800-
EBOLA-HELP
(0800-326524357) now.
Please share with all
your contact .

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Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by djeezy(m): 10:16pm On Sep 03, 2014
Okay....She was so unfortunate. Don't bother bringing her corpse back. Cremate her swiftly. May her soul RIP.
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Obinoscopy(m): 10:24pm On Sep 03, 2014
OrlandoOwoh: OP, I can't find anywhere in the OP where it's written that it's the wife of the doctor that died, but a patient in the same hospital that he died.
Very good observation.

I noticed it too. Will investigate the veracity of the thread's title and, if untrue, will make the necessary correction.
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by Iamoilprince(m): 9:32am On Sep 04, 2014
Her late husbby killed her! That's wat love for money caused! RIP!
Re: Another Ebola death in Port Harcourt by phantom(m): 10:33am On Sep 04, 2014
dr iykes wife is still alive and stable.confirmed!
vanguard and co should be cautioned

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