How Outbreaks shaped Africa, Before & After: Nigeria

  1. Laboratory investigations of suspected Ebola case samples
  2. Establishment of a response team to ensure functional coordination of response.
  3. Establishment of Ebola Treatment Centres for patient care managed by international organisations and Nigerian healthcare workers
  4. Pro-active distribution of information to increase public awareness (10,11).
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