Fears over Ebola spread as nurse dies

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1351

A South African nurse, Marilyn Lahana, has died in Johannesburg after contracting the Ebola virus while caring for an infected Gabonese doctor at a private Johannesburg hospital. The death has prompted fears of a spread of the Ebola virus in South Africa. About 350 people, including health care staff, are being monitored in Johannesburg for signs of the disease.

The doctor, Clement Mambana, who brought …

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