Thursday, 7 August 2014

Nigeria and U.S Agree on Partnership to Curtail Ebola Outbreak

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Joe Bidenhave agreed that Nigeria and the United States will work together to urgently curtail the outbreak of Ebola virus.

Jonathan and Biden met in Washington D.C on Tuesday on the side-line of the on- going US-Africa African leader’s summit, according to a ‘readout’ issued by the White House, Office of the Vice President.

Ebola virus has claimed two lives in Nigeria since a 40-year old Liberian and American citizen Patrick Sawyer died of the disease in Lagos. The identity of the second victim of the deadly virus has been withheld by government but it is believed to be a medical worker who had contact with Sawyer at the hospital in Lagos.

According to the World Health Organisation, over 800 persons have died from the Ebola virus in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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