EBOLA: US SENDS MEDICAL EXPERTS TO NIGERIA TO STUDY HOW TO CONTAIN EBOLA
Following the reports that United States last Tuesday discovered a case of Ebola Virus Disease, the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent its staff to study how Nigeria contained the deadly disease, Vanguard reports.
The CDC seemed impressed by the effective methods Nigeria has employed to contain Ebola.
In a statement released, CDC Director Tom Frieden stated it’s clear the nation (US) needs a quick and thorough response to its first Ebola patient”
Adding that Nigeria’s “extensive response to a single case of Ebola shows that control is possible with rapid, focused interventions.”
“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.
US health officials are expected in Nigeria which it claimed had the best practices in combating Ebola Virus disease which entered into Nigeria through Liberian born American citizen Mr. Patrick Sawyer whose index case was reported on July 20, 2014.
In addition to visiting Nigeria, CDC officials will also visit Senegal to study its containment model.