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Doctor dies from Ebola in Nigerian oil city

2014-08-28 11:03

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.

AFP
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