Via Bella Naija: Rivers State Government Sends 3 People to Ebola Treatment Center. Excerpt:
The Rivers Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker, on Sunday in Port Harcourt said three persons have been moved to the state’s treatment centre for observation on the Ebola disease.
Parker told newsmen the patients are a doctor, a pharmacist and a woman who had contact with Dr Ike Enemuo, who died of Ebola on Aug. 22.
Enemuo was a Port Harcourt-based medical practitioner who treated an ECOWAS diplomat with the Ebola virus.
“We now have three patients at the treatment centre which is at Oduoha, Emohua local government area. The centre, which is about 25 kilometres east of Port Harcourt, has the capacity to treat patients.
“The three are a pharmacist at the Sam-Steel Hospital, a doctor who worked with the late Enemuo, and a lady who was at the Good Heart Hospital while Enemuo was there.
“However, they have not been confirmed to have the virus, and we are waiting for the result of investigation (Ebola test),’’ he said.
Parker said while the wife of Enemuo tested positive to Ebola, her condition was stable at a treatment centre in Lagos.
“Also, Enemuo’s three-month-old baby is alive and well,’’ he said.