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Ebola outbreak in Nigeria almost over, say US health authorities

Oct 01, 2014    

Washington The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is almost over, after an ordeal that began in July when a sick man with USLiberian citizenship flew there from Liberia, US health authorities said on Tuesday.The virus's incubation period is 21 days, and after two of these periods have passed without any new cases, officials can declare an outbreak over.Therefore, since there have been no new cases since 31 August, the West African nation should be able to announce a formal end to its outbreak on 12 October, a spokesman for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told AFP.Meanwhile, the last t...

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