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    Default Ebola crisis: Nigeria set to be declared free of virus

    Nigeria is expected to be declared officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.

    Africa's most populous country won praise for its swift response after an infected Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July.

    The World Health Organization officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday.

    The current outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, most in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

    An estimated 70% of those infected have died in those countries.
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    The World Health Organization can officially declare an Ebola outbreak over if two incubation periods of 21 days pass with no new cases.

    The last reported case in Nigeria was discovered on 5 September.
    Nigeria is expected to be declared officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.

    Africa's most populous country won praise for its swift response after an infected Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July.

    The World Health Organization officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday.

    The current outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, most in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

    An estimated 70% of those infected have died in those countries.
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    The World Health Organization can officially declare an Ebola outbreak over if two incubation periods of 21 days pass with no new cases.

    The last reported case in Nigeria was discovered on 5 September.

    Source.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29685127

    It good to see that a country that is in that area is apparently able to bring the outbreak under control. Hopefully other countries in the region can learn from Nigeria and use the same strategy.
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    I think its bull, they need perple to travel there and I wouldn't belive one word from the Nigerian government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I think its bull, they need perple to travel there and I wouldn't belive one word from the Nigerian government.
    I can guarantee if a Ebola has gotten as far as the United States and Europe then I'm 100% certainty that Ebola has travelled as far as Nigeria and only public newspaper that states otherwise is telling lies, never believe the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman76 View Post
    I can guarantee if a Ebola has gotten as far as the United States and Europe then I'm 100% certainty that Ebola has travelled as far as Nigeria and only public newspaper that states otherwise is telling lies, never believe the media.
    Too right mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I think its bull, they need perple to travel there and I wouldn't belive one word from the Nigerian government.
    I know a couple going to Gambia next month , they are confident it's not there , I'm not so sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I think its bull, they need perple to travel there and I wouldn't belive one word from the Nigerian government.
    The statement was actually from the WHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ford pefect View Post
    I know a couple going to Gambia next month , they are confident it's not there , I'm not so sure
    waiting for that postcard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justfrank44 View Post
    The statement was actually from the WHO.
    Hopeflly but I have my doubts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman76 View Post
    I can guarantee if a Ebola has gotten as far as the United States and Europe then I'm 100% certainty that Ebola has travelled as far as Nigeria and only public newspaper that states otherwise is telling lies, never believe the media.
    No-one said that it hadn't reached nigeria, but their response has apparrently halted its progress.As the article also says, senegal has halted the spread. It is probably niave to say the disease has been eradicated in those two countries, but the danger now is probably no higher now than it was before march.
    As for your remark about "and only public newspaper that states otherwise is telling lies, never believe the media. " The media are reporting what is being said on the WHO website. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/...tober-2014/en/
    Now , maybe the world health organisation is lying ( but probably not eh?)bv

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