Some Good Ebola News… in Nigeria Anyway

Posted: October 20, 2014 in -
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Can the US match the intensity and thoroughness of the Nigerians?

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?
  • Fast and thorough tracing of all potential contacts

  • Ongoing monitoring of all of these contacts

  • Rapid isolation of potentially infectious contacts

The swift battle was won not only with vigilant disinfecting, port-of-entry screening and rapid isolation but also with boot leather and lots and lots of in-person follow-up visits, completing 18,500 of them to find any new cases of Ebola among a total of 989 identified contacts.

It may be argued that they got lucky, in order to know “all” of the “potential contacts.” Such complete knowledge of infections is a rare thing and not the norm.

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