Via Sahara Reporters: Breaking: Nigeria Records New Ebola Death In Port Harcourt. This appears to confirm a report I posted here early this morning. The full report:
A doctor, who secretly treated a diplomat who had contact with the index case, Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, has died of Ebola in Nigeria.
The doctor, who has yet to be named, died on Friday. His wife has also taken ill and has been quarantined in Port Harcourt. Interestingly, the diplomat the doctor treated is still alive.
The diplomat, who was part of the team who met with Patrick Sawyer in Lagos, flew to Port Harcourt, Rivers State for treatment, evading Nigerian federal government surveillance for the disease. The late doctor then took him to a hotel for treatment.
As a result of this, 70 people have been quarantined. The doctor's hospital, Good Heart Hospital in Rivers State, has been shut down. The unnamed hotel, where the secret treatment took place, has also been shut down.
The Minister of Health and the Rivers State government are expected to make a statement on the incident tomorrow.
Wow. Everybody involved has a lot of explaining to do.
Update: The Port Harcourt media are notably silent on this subject. Vanguard has an August 27 report denying the case. Other major media in Lagos and the national capital, Abuja, have nothing to say yet about this case.