In Senegal, however, there has been just one case and no deaths.

In Nigeria—Africa’s most populous country, with about 174 million people, roughly 21 million of them in Lagos, the continent’s largest city—Ebola was carried in by a Liberian American, Patrick Sawyer, who landed at the Lagos airport in July and passed the disease to everyone who helped him, from the officer who escorted him to the hospital to nine of the doctors and nurses who treated him.

At the time, public health specialists worried that an apocalyptic outbreak would sweep through the vast slums of Lagos. The U.S. Consul General in Nigeria, Jeffrey Hawkins, captured the sentiment: “The last thing anyone in the world wants to hear is the two words ‘Ebola’ and ‘Lagos’ in the same sentence.” [Read more]

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