Via allAfrica.com, a FrontPageAfrica report: Liberia: Ebola Disclaimer - Nigerian Envoy Denies Contact With Sawyer. Excerpt:
The Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of more than 600 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia is deadly and those coming in physical contact with infected patients are at high risk of contracting the virus.
Following a patient's death, contact tracing is conducted by health practitioners to track all who interacted with the victim to be placed in isolation and monitored for the required 21-day incubation period of the virus.
Following the death of a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer in Nigeria who tested positive of the virus Nigerian officials reported via the media a list of more than 40 persons, including its ambassador to Liberia as those who made contact with Sawyer prior to his death but the envoy has denied any contact with the late Sawyer.
Local and international media reported that Ambassador Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and 58 others may have had contact with the late Patrick Sawyer on board the Asky flight to Nigeria but the envoy has denied the reports.
Ambassador Obi-Nnadozie at a Press conference Thursday at the Nigerian Embassy in Monrovia said, her attention was drawn to what she described as an untrue story in various Media stating that she was among the 59 persons who had contact with the late sawyer.
Obi-Nnadozie said: "I wish to clearly state that I did not at any time and /or place make contact with the said Mr. Sawyer and that I was not on the flight from Monrovia to Lagos with him. I am here in Monrovia performing my normal representational and administrative duties".