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1ST EBOLA CASE VICTIM DIES IN LAGOS

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Saturday, 26 July 2014
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The death has been confirmed of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, a WASH consultant at the Ministry
of Finance, who had been quarantined for the deadly ebola virus since arriving Lagos, Nigeria about 6days ago for a conference.
A Liberian government official, speaking on condition
of anonymity said the news of Sawyer’s death was
relayed to Liberia by the Nigerian embassy, in the
early hours of Friday, July 25, 2014.
The Lagos government health authorities announced
on Thursday, July 24, 2014 that Sawyer was being
tested for the deadly Ebola virus.
Sawyer’s death is the first recorded case of one of
the world’s deadliest diseases in Nigeria, Africa’s
biggest economy and most populous nation, with 170
million people.
Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea, Liberia and
Sierra Leone since an outbreak began in February,
straining a string of weak health systems despite
international help.
Ebola virus is carried by FRUIT BATS and it has a mortality rate of 90%.Patients don’t usually survive more than 8 days.Patients that have survived it where totally isolated and thoroughly rehydrated.Symptoms include general fever,vomiting,stooling and internal haemorrhage.People in endemic areas are advised to disinfect thoroughly and stay away from poorly prepared meals especially meat.

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