Dennis (pictured) , the fiancé of the late Justina Ejelonu, the nurse who died from Ebola after contracting the virus from late Patrick Sawyer who she attended to, at the First Consultants Medical Centre, Lagos, has been discharged from the Ebola control and treatment centre in Lagos.
Dennis was one of the several suspected Ebola cases quarantined at the Isolation Unit of the Yaba Mainland Hospital.
According to source at the facility, Dennis whose late fiancée(pictured right) had the misfortune of a having come into contact with Mr. Sawyer on the very day she started work at the hospital was discharged over the weekend after he was given a clean bill of health, and certified Ebola free.
It would be recalled that last Friday, Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu announced the EVD positive status of the spouses of the Sawyer primary contacts in Abuja while briefing journalists on the update of the EVD in the country.
The minister said: “Nigeria has now recorded two first cases of Ebola Virus Disease in secondary contacts of the index case, the Liberian-American.
The two patients are spouses of primary contacts of the Liberian-American. They are among the secondary contacts who have been under surveillance.
“This now brings to four (4) the total number of Ebola Virus Disease patients currently under treatment at the isolation ward.
“This also means that the total number of cases of Ebola Virus Disease so far reported in the country is fourteen (14). The number of deaths still remains five (5), while the number of those successfully managed and discharged also stands at five (5).”