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  1. Ebola Reaches Nigeria, Prompting Wider Fears

    An Ebola death in Africa’s largest city has put several developed nations on high alert, as West Africa battles the deadliest-ever outbreak of the disease. Patrick Sawyer collapsed in an airport in Lagos, Nigeria and died several days later, highlighting that air travel poses a risk of international contagion. While an outbreak in the developed world is unlikely, Sierra Leone and Liberia have declared states of national emergency, closing schools and quarantining entire communities in an attempt to control the virus, which has already claimed over 700 lives.

    CNNNYT, The Guardian

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