The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker, has revealed that the elderly woman who passed on in the state, died of a cardiovascular ailment and not the Ebola virus as earlier suspected.
Dr. Parker made this disclosure on Thursday morning at a breifing with newsmen in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The woman was said to have shared the same hospital room with the late Dr. Iyke Enemuo, who treated the Nigerian ECOWAS diplomat in Port Harcourt, prior to his (Enemuo) death from EVD.
The late woman was quarantined with a doctor and a pharmacist, who were staff of late Enemuo’s health facility, Sam Steel Clinic.
However, following several tests, it was discovered that they were free from Ebola and were given a clean bill of health, although they were still under medical surveillance.
Thursday’s disclosure by the Health Commissioner puts to rest what was feared to be the seventh Ebola fatality to be recorded in the country.