Ebola: Three New Suspected Cases In Port Harcourt


• Health care workers leaving a high-risk area at the Medecins Sans Frontieres’  Elwa Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia

According to the PUNCH,

Three people have been taken to the Ebola Virus Disease   quarantine centre at Oduoha,   Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. those quarantined were   a doctor, a pharmacist and a woman who came into contact with Dr, Iyke Enemuo,who died of the virus in Port Harcourt on August 22. The pharmacist and the doctor are members of staff of Sam Steel Hospital while   the nurse worked at the Good Heart Hospital where Enemuo died.

Sam Steel Hospital was founded by   Enemuo, who contracted Ebola while treating an ECOWAS diplomat, Koye Olu-Ibukun, who travelled to Port Harcourt after coming into contact with the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer. Sawyer died from the   virus in Nigeria.

The Health commissioner said, “They (pharmacist, nurse and doctor) have not been confirmed (as having Ebola) and we are waiting for the result of the investigation today (Sunday.”

Parker, who as of 8pm on Sunday had not made the outcome of the tests public,   also confirmed   that Enemuo’s widow was at the isolation centre in Lagos where she is receiving treatment having tested positive to the virus.

Some 200 primary and secondary contacts have been traced, although about 60 had yet to be spoken to, he added. None of them had shown symptoms.

The commissioner said, “I have been telling you before now that almost 200 persons have been line-traced. Out of this number, we are still to be in touch with about 60 of them. But 50 high risk contacts have been identified. Because of stigma and the rest of them, these persons are not coming up but we are still on them.