Vanguard (Lagos)

4 August 2014

West Africa: Nigerian Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patient Infected with Virus

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Dr. Brantly makes chlorine solution for disinfection at the case management center at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia before he was infected with the virus.

Abuja — The doctor in Lagos who treated a Liberian victim of Ebola has contracted the virus, the second confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city.

“This new case is one of the doctors who attended to the Liberian Ebola patient who died,” said Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.

Liberian finance ministry employee Patrick Sawyer was found to be infected with the virus when he arrived in Lagos on July 20. He died in quarantine on July 25.

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