Urgent Nigeria tourism alert: Ebola is deadly and it is now in Nigeria

The Ebola virus is devastating, extremely dangerous and simply shocking. Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage.

Urgent Nigeria tourism alert: Ebola is deadly and it is now in Nigeria

The Ebola virus is devastating, extremely dangerous and simply shocking. Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage.

The fatality rate can reach 90%, with an incubation period of two to 21 days. There is no vaccine or cure.

Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhea and vomiting can help recovery. Fruit bats are considered to be the natural host of the virus.

Nigeria is now on top alert. Nigeria 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, in the first Ebola case in Africa’s most populous country.

Surveillance has been stepped up at all “airports, seaports and land borders into Nigeria.

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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.

The Liberian man collapsed on arrival in Lagos last Sunday. He was taken from the airport to a hospital, where he was put in quarantine.

Officials have identified the 40-year-old man as an employee of the Liberian government.

Mr Chukwu confirmed that the other passengers on board the flight had been traced and were being monitored.

The Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are centred in the country’s eastern districts of Kenema and Kailahun, just over the border from the Guekedou region of Guinea where the outbreak started.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization said that 219 people had died of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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