Ebola: Spouses of Nigerians Killed by 'Patrick Sawyer's Virus' Break Out in Full-Blown Infection



Two people who didn't have direct contact with sick Liberian Patrick Sawyer has been infected with the #Ebola virus, #Nigeria's health minister said on Friday.

The two according to The Times, got it from caretakers who treated the sick Liberian.


Nigeria’s health ministry confirmed Friday two new cases of Ebola in the country, the first people to come down with the disease who didn’t have direct contact with an infected traveler who brought the virus into the country from nearby Liberia.

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said both newly infected people are the spouses of two caregivers who contracted the virus and later died after giving treatment to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who flew into the country infected with the virus last month.

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