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U.S 'Beg' Nigeria To Teach Them How To Contain Ebola

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The Ebola disease entered the country of Nigeria when it was brought into the country in July by an infected Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer. Since then, about 20 citizens have been infected and 7 of that number have lost their lives to the disease.

The disease has been contained and there are no confirmed cases left in the country.

After Nigeria has so far effectively contained the huge spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), United States' Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is quite impressed by the methods Nigeria used.

So, following the discovery of the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States, the CDC has sent its staff to study how Nigeria contained the deadly disease.

A statement released by CDC Director, Tom Frieden stated that Nigeria's "extensive response to a single case of Ebola shows that control is possible with rapid, focused interventions".

In addition to visiting Nigeria, CDC officials will also visit Senegal to study its containment model.

"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", Frieden said.

Some other West African countries such as Sierra Leone and Liberia are still trying to kick out the deadly virus which was reported to have come from Guinea.

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