Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Has Nigeria on Alert

Following reports of confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea, Nigeria says it is monitoring the situation and will issue a public health advisory to address its concerns. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said they would monitor all entry points to pick out any suspected cases. At least 11,000 people died from Ebola between 2014 and 2016 in West Africa. Ebola is a viral illness of which the initial symptoms can include a sudden fever, intense weakness, muscle pain and a sore throat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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MSF medical staff in protective gear on a shift in the high-risk zone to check people with suspected cases of Ebola (file photo).

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