Sunday, 3 August 2014

Summit: US to test Pres. Jonathan’s aides, other Africans for Ebola

There are reports that the US is planning to screen a
delegation from Nigeria and other affected African countries
billed to attend the African/American Leaders Summit on
Monday August 4th in Washington DC, for exposure to
Ebola. According to Reuters, president Obama said some
African participants will be screened because it's important
that they protect US from the outbreak.
"Folks who are from these countries that have even a
marginal risk, or an infinitesimal risk of having been
exposed in some fashion, we're making sure we're doing
screening." Obama said.
According to Punch, President Jonathan is among the African
leaders expected to attend the event and he will be going
with his aides. Even though there's no Ebola outbreak in
Nigeria, a Liberian man died here from the virus so president
Jonathan's aides will likely be screened when they arrive the
The presidents of two Ebola affected countries, Ellen Johnson-
Sirleaf of Sierre Leone and Ernest BaiKoroma of Liberia, have
said they will not be attending the summit. Continue...
Ebola has been blamed for some 729 deaths in Liberia,
Sierra Leone and Guinea. Dubai's Emirates Airlines has even
suspended all flights to Guinea over Ebola.
Meanwhile, above is how an American doctor affected with
Ebola arrived the US yesterday. Dr Kent Brentley (pictured
right), one of two US doctors infected with the Ebola Virus
arrived at a university hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, which is
one of the four institutions in the US equipped to handle such
cases. He was flown in from Liberia in a special medical
plane. He and another female doctor were in Liberia to help
combat Ebola when they contracted the deadly disease.
Same medical plane will return to Liberia to pick up the other

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