Nigeria‘s success with Ebola outbreak provides working model, contact tracing, to be implemented in the US. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, infectious disease expert confirms no new victims since August 31, 2014. Much of the success is credited to an alert and responsive community.
As concerns spread over U.S. hospital readiness, there are some lessons to be learned from Nigeria, where officials managed to get ahead of the fast-moving virus after it was brought into Africa’s most populous country by an Ebola-infected man who’d flown into Lagos. This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the outbreak could be coming to an end in Nigeria, with no new Ebola cases since Aug. 31.