Ebola reaches Nigeria's largest city
July 29, 2014 10:25 AM Subscribe
A man has died in Lagos of Ebola virus. What's worrying is how he got there - by plane, with 100 other people.
"Since it claimed its first victims in Guinea last March, the Ebola virus epidemic has killed 660 people in three countries and infected nearly 1,100—more lethal than any other outbreak in the virus’s nearly 40-year history.Perhaps the most worrying quote from the article?
But last week’s developments could transform this outbreak from an unusually nasty regional epidemic to something much bigger. On Jul. 24, Nigerian authorities confirmed that a Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer, had collapsed in Lagos after flying there from the Liberian capital, Monrovia, and tested positive for Ebola; Sawyer died on the night of July 24-25."
"The 35 Nigerian co-passengers took flight once word got out that the health ministry was supposed to have quarantined them"Previously: Is Ebola so scary? Mapping the spread of Ebola.
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