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AfDB Preliminary Report – Nigeria - Emergency assistance to fight Ebola virus disease epidemic in Nigeria


A case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was imported into Nigeria through the Murtala Mohammed International airport Lagos by a Liberian traveller on 20th July 2014. The case was confirmed at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital virology laboratory on 23rd July and the patient died on 25th July. Following the confirmation of EVD case in Nigeria, the Honourable Minister of Health declared an Ebola outbreak in the country which was subsequently declared a national emergency by the His Excellency the Nigerian President.

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