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Ebola in America: USA Sends Medical Experts to Learn How Nigeria Tamed Virus


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Now that America has been hit with its first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus, plans must urgently swing into place to stop the spread as quickly as possible.

To this effect, the USA's Center for Disease Control and Prevention has dispatched a team of medical experts to Nigeria to study how the disease was managed in the country.

As US CDC Director Tom Frieden said, “it’s clear the nation needs a quick and thorough response to its first Ebola patient."

He said although Nigeria was not completely out of the woods, “their extensive response to a single case of Ebola shows that control is possible with rapid, focused interventions.” Apart from Nigeria, the US will also visit Senegal to study its model.

Frieden said “the best practices in Nigeria and Senegal suggest the U.S. should monitor all individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola and establish a dedicated management and response system.”

Senegal has had no new reported cases of Ebola since Sept. 18 while Nigeria has not reported new ones since August 31,

US health officials are expected in Nigeria which it claimed had the best practices in combating Ebola Virus disease which entered into Nigeria through Liberian born American citizen Mr. Patrick Sawyer whose index case was reported on July 20, 2014. Nigeria is expected to officially announce today that the remaining two potential Ebola patients will exit the 21-day observation period.

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Source: #Vanguard