Nigeria ‘on red alert’ over Ebola death in Lagos
Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus.
The man died after arriving at Lagos airport on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in the first Ebola case in Africa’s most populous country.
Surveillance has been stepped up at all “airports, seaports and land borders”, says Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.
Since February, more than 660 people have died of Ebola in West Africa – the world’s deadliest outbreak to date.
It began in southern Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Read more about this at the BBC News Site: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28498665
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