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Third person dies of Ebola fever in Nigeria

Published on Aug 13, 2014 3:55 PM
 
A man has his temperature taken using an infrared digital laser thermometer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Aug 11, 2014. A member of the West African regional body Ecowas has become the third person in Nigeria to die of Ebola fever, Ecowas said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ABUJA (REUTERS) - A member of the West African regional body Ecowas has become the third person in Nigeria to die of Ebola fever, Ecowas said on Wednesday.

Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, 36, a protocol assistant, was travelling to an Ecowas function with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria last month.

Abdulqudir had been under quarantine.

The country has reported eight cases of Ebola since Sawyer arrived on July 20.

 
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