The wife of late Dr. Iyke Enemuo has been moved to the Ebola isolation and treatment center in Lagos. The doctor seceretly treated an ECOWAS diplomat, Koye Olu-Ibukun, who is suspected to be index case of Ebola in Port Harcourt.
After her husband contracted the virus while apparently successfully treating the ECOWAS staff, he passed it on to the wife before he died last week Friday.
Her three month-old baby is reportedly not showing any symptoms of the virus yet, and has been taken away from her custody.
Koye Olu-Ibukun - listed as the head of the ECOWAS Liaison Office in Lagos on Linkedin - is reportedly not showing any symptons of Ebola Virus Disease but is still being monitored.
A ministry spokesman confirmed to Sahara Reporters that Mrs. Enemuo has been transported to the Lagos treatment center at Yaba, but he did not disclose how she arrived there and what efforts were made to protect those that travelled with her.
The cases at the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Yaba now number two. Over 200 people are now in quarantine in Port Harcourt, including hotel patrons and staff as well as the morticians at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital who embalmed his body.
The latest EVD death brings to six the number of people who have died of the disease in Nigeria, and the spread of the virus to Port Harcourt represents a setback for Nigeria’s efforts to curtail the virus.
Meanwhile, the EVD has now spread to Senegal, with the first case in the country, a 21-year-old Guinean student, testing positive to the virus, according to Senegalese Minister of Health Eva Marie Coll Seck.