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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Ebola: Cameroon Quarantines 60 Nigerians

Suspected of carrying the Ebola virus, 60 Nigerians were quarantined earlier this weekin Cameroon.
According to areport by a Cameroonian online newspaper, cameroon-info.net, the sixty Nigerians were quarantined in the Ekok, Ekondo, and Titi communities in the countrys South-West region close to the border with Nigeria. They wereput under observation for 21 days, the incubation period for the virus but had to be released after spending 2 weeks,last Thursday, September 4, at the direction of the Minister of Public Health, Andr Mama Fouda after testing negative to the virus hemorrhagic fever.
CIN also reports that the press has denounced the course of the weeks, the treatment of thesepeople in the camps where they were placed. Inadequately housed and ill-fed, they would have had a holiday from hell to Cameroon-Nigerian border.
As part of its prevention and response plan, the Cameroonian authorities had prohibited any movement of people and goods from or into Ebola-hit countries. And so far, they havenot recorded any case of Ebola.
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