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Nigeria Encounters Ebola and Fear of the Virus

When the consultant for the Liberian ministry of finance, Patrick Sawyer, collapsed at the Nigerian airport on July 20, he was rushed to the private First Consultants Medical Centre in Obalande, a crowded suburb of Lagos. Dr. A. S. Adadeveoh was in attendance and noted the patient had a fever and felt extremely weak, but he was fully conscious. His symptoms suggested malaria. The staff began testing him as he gave his clinical history. Tests came back: the malaria was...

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