• Decontee Sawyer, wife of Liberian government official Patrick Sawyer, a U.S. citizen who died from Ebola after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria, cradles her 1-year-old daughter, Bella, at her home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, July 29, 2014. 
  • From left to right, Abdulsalami Nasidi, director of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos state health commissioner, Jide Idris and Lagos Special Advisor on Health, Yewande Adesina, speaking about the update on the Ebola outbreak during a news conference, in Lagos, July 28, 2014.
  • Dr. David Mcray reads a recent message sent to him by his friend and colleague, Dr. Kent Brantly, during a news conference. Brantly is one of two American aid workers that have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat a deadly outbreak at a hospital in Liberia, in Fort Worth, Texas, July 28, 2014.
  • Medical personnel inside a clinic take care of Ebola patients, on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 27, 2014.
  • A health worker removes his protective suit as he emerges from an isolation area at the Medecins Sans Frontieres Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun, July 20, 2014. 
  • Medical staff working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun July 20, 2014. 
  • Medical staff working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) put on their protective gear before entering an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment center, in Kailahun, July 20, 2014. 
  • This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola virus.  U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa, but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.
  • A health worker with disinfectant spray walks down a street outside the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 10, 2014. 

Nigeria Tracking 30,000 People at Risk of Contracting Ebola

Published July 30, 2014

Nigerian health authorities are in the process of tracing more than 30,000 people who could be at risk of contracting Ebola, after the virus recently surfaced in Lagos.


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