Ebola: Nigeria, other African countries at modest risk of spread

In the wake of the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Congo, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified Nigeria and other countries in the African region to be at moderate risk of spread.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this in a statement Saturday, however warned Nigerians to be cautious and take precautionary measures to prevent an outbreak of the virus in the country.

According to a report by the WHO, 16 people have died in an area of Northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an Ebola Outbreak.

It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name when it was discovered there in the 1970s. The disease killed eight…

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