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Nigeria's Polio Eradication Campaign Helped Prevent Ebola Epidemic

Nigeria has just become polio free for the first time in the country's history. It took diligent work, careful negotiations, commitment and thousands of volunteers. And all that effort helped save the country from an Ebola epidemic. Last July, Patrick Sawyer boarded a plane from Liberia to Nigeria. It was evident that he was sick while on the plane, and once he arrived at the international airport in Lagos, he collapsed. At the time, all the public hospitals were closed so Sawyer was...

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