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EBOLA: Liberia Apologises To Nigeria by ChykG(m): 12:38pm On Aug 08, 2014
The Liberian Government on Thursday
apologised to Nigeria for the role they played in
bringing the deadly Ebola Virus to the country.
It would be recalled that the first case of Ebola hit
Nigeria after a Liberian-born American, Patrick
Sawyer, who was already infected with the virus,
arrived Lagos on July 20 from Lome but died five
days after he was admitted into a hospital in
Obalende .
The Liberian-born American came into contact with
59 people in both the Murtala Mohammed
International Airport and the hospital.
Eight of the hospital contacts were quarantined at
the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Yaba. One of
them, a nurse, who treated the deceased, died
on Tuesday, August 5 becoming the first Nigerian
casualty. Five others, including a female medical
doctor, had as of Wednesday, tested positive to the
virus.
Meanwhile, the Liberian Minister of State for
Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nurudeem Mohammed, told
journalists in Abuja that President Ellen Sirleaf-
Johnson, was deeply sorry that Sawyer brought the
virus to Nigeria.
He stated that the deceased was under
surveillance in Liberia but that he sneaked into
Lagos.
Mohammed said: “The Liberian President has
personally called to apologise on the unfortunate
development.
“She specifically said her country had declared a
state of emergency over the Ebola epidemic in
Liberia .
“She equally apologised that Sawyer ignored
medical advice and escaped out of Liberia.”
It would be added that yesterday the United
States of America President Barack Obama has
refused to send experimental drug to Africa
saying: “The countries affected by the virus should
concentrated on building a “strong public
infrastructure, I think we have to let the science
guide us. And I don’t think all the information is in
on whether this drug is helpful.”
Re: EBOLA: Liberia Apologises To Nigeria by Sylverbox(m): 1:10pm On Aug 08, 2014
Hmmmm, so he escaped Liberia, meaning he had the intentioof spreading the virus. Why didn't he go back to the US? There he might just have been offered better care. Wickedness!!!!

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