The Minsiter of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, has confirmed that a Nigerian nurse (name withheld), has died of the Ebola virus yesterday in Lagos.
The minister who made the announcement at a press briefing in Abuja this morning said that the nurse was one of the persons that attended to the Liberian who died of the disease last week in Lagos.
The minister also confirmed that so far, seven cases of people infected virus have been recorded in Nigeria: the Liberian, the nurse, and five additional cases. “The other five cases are currently being treated at the isolation ward in Lagos,” he said.
He further stated that all the Nigerians diagnosed with the Ebola virus are people who have had primary contact with the Liberian.