Doctor dies from Ebola in Nigerian oil city

Abuja - Nigeria on Thursday said that a doctor had died from Ebola in the south-eastern oil city of Port Harcourt in the first case of the deadly virus outside the financial hub, Lagos.

Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the medic died on 22 August after treating a patient who had contact with a Liberian-American man, who brought the virus into Nigeria and died in a Lagos hospital on 25 July.

"Following the report of this death by the doctor's widow the next day, the case had been thoroughly investigated and laboratory analysis showed that this doctor died from EVD [Ebola Virus Disease]," he told reporters in Abuja.

Bento Maepa 2014-08-28 11:09:29 AM
EBOLA a touch of death.
Azana Booi 2014-08-28 11:26:01 AM
Dear Lord! what happens when all the Doctors that are already there ..all die!!!
Teko Mohaeka 2014-08-28 11:27:44 AM
Let all Nigerians die,stupid fraudsters
Wade Suster 2014-08-28 11:34:35 AM
It may already be here. Let's hope it isn't....
Akpabio Idorenyin 2014-08-28 11:58:52 AM
Are you a rapist and murderer too Teko? ? Don't be an idiot. Judging a whole country by some bad seeds
Syrose Phethi Leso 2014-08-28 12:32:51 PM
No teko. As much as you hate someone but you can wish something like that on them and this is a world's matter not o country. Nigerians also are children of god and have life and Families like us south african. We are one and we need to help as much as we can.