Ebola Outbreaks Nearing End In Nigeria, Senegal, Officials Say

News outlets report on the CDC’s announcement that the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is nearing its end and efforts for containment appear to have succeeded.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola outbreak nears end in Nigeria: U.S.
“The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is almost over, U.S. health officials said Tuesday, in a rare sign of authorities turning the tide on the highly contagious disease that has killed more than 3,000 in West Africa…” (9/30).

New York Times: Nigeria’s Actions Seem to Contain Ebola Outbreak
“With quick and coordinated action by some of its top doctors, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, appears to have contained its first Ebola outbreak, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday…” (McNeil, 9/30).

Reuters: Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria, Senegal, appear contained: CDC reports
“Efforts to contain the Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have succeeded, even as the virus continues to spread in the hardest-hit West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, U.S. and African health officials said on Tuesday…” (Steenhuysen, 9/30).

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