July 31, 2014 – Another Man Infected With Ebola Virus In Lagos State Nigeria: Late Liberian, Patrick Sawyer’s Aide Shows Signs Of Infection
Less than 7 days after the death of a Liberian Health Official who came to Nigeria for a conference, another case of Ebola infection has been reported.
An airport personnel who helped the deceased out of the airplane on arrival in Lagos has showed signs of infection.
The latest victim, who was said to have helped the late Sawyer, but has not yet been named, was among the 59 persons the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government registered to have had contact with the late Sawyer immediately on his arrival in Nigeria on Sunday, July 20.
Early symptoms of EVD include fever, headache, chills, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, headache and joint pains, while later symptoms include bleeding from the eyes, ears nose, and the mouth as well as the rectum, eye swelling, swelling of the genitals and rashes all over the body that often contain blood. It could progress to coma, shock and death.
As at four days after Sawyer’s death in Nigeria, precisely, Monday, July 27, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, said 20 of the 59 people registered to have had contact with Sawyer had been physically screened. He said 50 per cent of these 20 people had type one contact with Sawyer and 50 per cent had type two contact.