Nigeria has lost an unnamed female senior doctor and consultant physician to the dreaded Ebola Disease.
The female doctor was said to have participated in the management of Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American who brought the disease to Nigeria and was the first to die of the disease on the Nigerian soil.
The death of the female doctor, whom many people suspect to be Dr. Ameyo Stella Adedavo was announced late evening yesterday by Nigeria Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu.
In a short statement from his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh, the minister was quoted as regretting “to announce the death of one of the primary contacts of the index Ebola Virus Disease case, the most senior doctor who participated in the management of the patient, a female consultant physician. With this unfortunate development the total number of Ebola Virus related deaths in Nigeria now stands at five. The other two patients currently under treatment in the isolation wards are stable and are being taken care of.” [myad]