Thursday, 14 August 2014
Ebola: Another Nurse Who Had Contact With Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer Dies In Lagos
Obi Justina Ejelonu, a nurse who attended to Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American Ebola carrier who flew to Nigeria on his way to attend a conference in Calabar, has died.
Online newspaper SaharaReporters said moments ago that the death of the nurse was revealed to it by her relatives.
Ms. Ejelonu who died this morning had been kept in a quarantine facility in Lagos.
Until her death, the outspoken nurse was at the center of a campaign to get the Zmapp experimental drugs to Ebola victims in Nigeria. John Okiyi-Kalu started the Internet campaign a few days ago.
Ms. Ejelonu was one of the primary contacts with Patrick Sawyer at a Lagos Hospital where he received treatment after he was rushed from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos where he collapsed. She was aged 25, her relatives said.