Four more Ebola patients discharged in Nigeria

Ayorinde Oluokun

Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health
Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health

Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, minister of health on Monday announced that four more patients undergoing treatment for the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been discharged.

This brings to five the number of patients who have survived the virus in Nigeria as a female medical personnel was also discharged on Saturday after she was certified free of the disease.

The minister identified those discharged in a statement on Monday to include two male medical doctors and a female nurse.

The three medical personnel participated in the treatment of the late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American Ebola victim who brought the virus to Nigeria.

Professor Chukwu said the patients were discharged after they were certified of being free of the virus.

“It includes two male medical doctors and one female nurse. The three participated in the treatment of the index case while the fourth person was a female patient at the time the index case was on admission,” he said.

A quarantine team for Ebola
A quarantine team for Ebola

“This brings to five the total number of patients diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease who have now been discharged from hospital.”

The Minister however added that there are at least two other Ebola patients, with one in critical condition.

Apart from Sawyer, three Nigerians have died of the virus infection. The three Nigerians contracted the virus from Sawyer.

A total of 12 cases so far confirmed in Nigeria, four deaths, and five now discharged, the number of confirmed persons still quarantined would now be three.


  1. Nonso

    Re u sure they tested positive in the first place?why all these sudden discharge without drugs.pls let them check welloooo.God I know is ur u ve started it and I know u will complete it….amen

  2. Iyumame Jacob

    there is no need to ask for the doctor or medication used it is the pure hand of the Almighty God…..may his name be praised…. God love Nigeria!!!

  3. Daniel

    I am glad that the recovery rate is high. I however hope that these announcements are not the usual Nigerian character of propaganda, deceit, politicking and mis-information just aimed at glorifying the government.
    My worry stems from the fact that the infected American doctor is still on admission in the USA.

  4. thomas ayan

    kudos to the doctors & nurses that worked hard to achieve this feat but ebola medication should be made public just like cholera doses.

  5. Blessed

    Which medicine was use for the. Treatment, is it the US insecticide or Nigerian wonders?

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