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Second case of Ebola confirmed in Nigeria

Second case of Ebola confirmed in Nigeria

Second case of Ebola confirmed in Nigeria

A second case of Ebola has been recorded in Nigeria, officials have warned. 

The case has been confirmed in one of the doctors who treated a man who died from the virus after arriving in the country from Liberia. 

A further eight people who came into contact with the doctor have been quarantined. 

The current outbreak, which centres on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has killed 887 people so far. 

Between 31 July and 1 August alone 61 deaths were reported, figures from the United Nations show. 

And more than 60 of the Ebola deaths so far have been healthcare workers. 

The Ebola virus is spread through contact with infected blood and bodily fluids. 

Ebola symptoms include: 

 - High fever, bleeding, central nervous damage 

 - The fatality rate can reach 90%

 - The incubation period is 2-21 days

 - There is no vaccine or cure

 - Rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery

Two Americans infected with the virus in West Africa have been flown to the US for treatment.

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