Nigeria confirms another ebola death, another ebola case in Port Hacourt –

August 29, 2014


Since I read this story yesterday, the wastage of a life and, possibly more from this secondary level Patrick Sawyer has been on my mind. The doctor saw and understood the great and grave danger ebola poses but chose to ignore everything except his goal:


Millions of Christians around the world read different daily spiritual Guide Books to help on our Christian pilgrimage on this earth. In the last week, the anecdotal story of one of the remains of a person at a Pompeii site of the great volcanic eruption came up in a Guide I read:

One of the finds during an excavation at Pompeii shows the baked remains of a man or woman sprawled facing the direction of running away from angry Mount Vesuvius that spewed enough ash to bury the city in A.D. 79. Meanwhile, his/her head was turned gazing backwards. A short distance BACKWARDS from where the remains lay was an ash-covered pearl which from time immemorial has always been an ornament of great beauty and cost.

The poignant lesson is unmistakable.



Nigeria’s Minister for Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, today confirmed a report by SaharaReporters on Wednesday about the death of a doctor who treated a diplomat who contracted Ebola from a Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer. The doctor had died in Port Harcourt, capital of the oil-producing Rivers State.

The minister today confirmed that the diplomat had contracted the virus, and that the Ebola virus was responsible for killing the late doctor.

“A man who works for ECOWAS, a primary contact of the index case, evaded surveillance and travelled to Port Harcourt. He became ill and he went to [a] hospital in Port Harcourt for treatment,” the Health minister said.

“Although he recovered, the doctor who treated him died last week,” Mr. Chukwu stated. He added, “The widow of the doctor alerted us and we investigated the case. It is now confirmed that the doctor died of Ebola. His widow has been put under quarantine.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014.  10:25 a.m. [GMT]

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