Ebola virus is in Nigeria is no longer news, that the first case was recorded in Lagos is not news either; the alarming news is the fact that barely three weeks after the first case was recorded in the state, many residents have been disturbed.
The deadly virus, last Tuesday, claimed for the first time, the life of a Nigerian, one of the nurses, who had first degree contact with the 40-year-old American Liberian, Patrick Sawyer that imported the disease into the country.
Sawyer, who works with his country’s Ministry of Finance, according to reports, came from Moronvia to attend an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) conference in Calabar. He fell critically ill at the airport and was taken to the First Consultant Hospital at Obalende, in Lagos, where he later died.
From all indications, more deaths could be recorded in the days to come, as the EVD, has no known cure yet, with seven people confirmed to have been infected so far.
There have been reports that a certain serum, ZMapp, has been developed in the United States of America for the treatment of the disease. Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in Lagos on Wednesday, spoke on the possibility of Nigeria seeking help from the US in that regards. See more on page2