Here’s What We Should Learn From Nigeria’s Incredible Effort To Shut Down Ebola

Americans need only look to Nigeria to calm their fears about an Ebola outbreak in the US.

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, can provide a “hopeful roadmap to overall containment,” NBC News noted in a recent report.

Nigeria is much closer to the West Africa outbreak than the US is, yet even after Ebola entered the country in the most terrifying way possible — via a visibly sick passenger on a commercial flight — officials successfully shut down the disease and prevented widespread transmission.

In Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, which have been ravaged by the deadly virus, this isn’t the case. Unlike more-developed and wealthier nations, those countries simply aren’t equipped to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola. That’s why international help is so desperately needed.

Read the rest of the article by Pamela Engel.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-nigeria-stopped-ebola-2014-10#ixzz3GJUrAAmI

More articles: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29436851  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/ebola-nigeria

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