How Nigeria beat Ebola

How Nigeria beat Ebola

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                                  Dysfunctional? Then how did Nigeria beat Ebola?
This year’s Ebola outbreak has killed 4 546 people in the three most-affected countries: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Its arrival in Lagos, an overcrowded city of 21million, sparked fears that the disease would become impossible to contain.

The
first case in Nigeria was imported from Liberia. Liberian-American
diplomat Patrick Sawyer collapsed at an airport in Lagos on July 20.

Airport
staff were not equipped to deal with the highly infectious disease and
the government had not set up a hospital isolation unit, so he infected
several people, including health workers at the hospital to which he was
taken.

But the authorities acted quickly after the doctor on duty at the hospital, who later died of the disease, quarantined Sawyer.

Dr
Ameyo Adadevoh, at the First Consultants’ Hospital, in Lagos, kept
Sawyer in the hospital despite his protests, preventing the dying man
from spreading the disease.

Once the hospital contacted the
ministry of health in the state of Lagos, and the federal ministry in
Abuja, an isolation unit was quickly set up and equipped.

The
announcement that Nigeria has, for now at least, stamped out the deadly
haemorrhagic fever follows a similar declaration in much smaller
Senegal, where one case was imported from Guinea.
Officials hope
such success stories will change the way the West, where many are in the
grip of panic about a disease brought to their shores from Africa, sees
the crisis.

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