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Ebola Epidemic--The Nigerian Experience


Ebola Epidemic--The Nigerian Experience

Ugochukwu Uchenna Onyeonoro et al. Pan Afr Med J.


The current West African ebola epidemic has been described as the most unprecedented in the history of the disease. Nigeria reported its first case of the disease in July, 2014, at the end of the epidemic 20 people were infected and eight of them died. The epidemic resulted in increased knowledge of the disease as well as some misconceptions, increase in household and community hygiene practice and change in social interaction between affected individuals and the community. Prompt response by the government, with the support of international partners and proactive engagement of public health measures resulted in the rapid control of the epidemic; an experience the country hopes to leverage upon in subsequent epidemics.

Keywords: Ebola; Nigeria; hygiene; impact; public health.


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Organisational structure of the Ebola Response Incident Center Nigeria

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