The latest case, an elderly woman, contracted the virus in Good Heart Hospital, the health facility where Iyke Enemuo, the doctor who treated a Nigerian ECOWAS diplomat, Koye Olu-Ibukun, died last week. She is one of the three persons taken to the Ebola virus quarantine centre in Oduoha, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. The two others – a doctor and a pharmacist – tested negative.
The doctor and pharmacist who came into contact with the late Enemuo have tested negative for the EVD but the laboratory tests will be repeated to reconfirm their status. The hospital discharged them, but because they are still within the 21 days circle of the virus they will be tested again to make sure they are not spreading the virus. We pray that they remain negative.
The lady who is positive is an elderly woman that was in the same hospital with the late Dr. Enemuo. In fact, they were in the same room. She is in the quarantine centre now. It is unknown how she contracted the virus, but being in the same room was certainly a factor.