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Taiwan to send doctors to Nigeria to help fight Ebola
Central News Agency
2014-08-22 12:17 PM
Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday it will send a team of doctors to Nigeria, one of the African countries where the Ebola virus has caused deaths, to help fight the contagious disease. There are around 100 Taiwanese businessmen based in Nigeria, where there have been 12 confirmed cases of Ebola and four deaths from the disease, the CDC said. According to the World Health Organization, the total number of reported cases of Ebola as of Aug. 18 across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, was 2,473, with 1350 fatalities. The CDC said the outbreak in the region is expected to continue for a significant period of time and it will send doctors to Nigeria to join the fight against the disease. The CDC has issued a level 3 travel warning for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, advising people to avoid going to the three countries unless absolutely necessary. It has also issued a level 2 travel alert for Nigeria, suggesting that travelers to the country take precautions and avoid contact with people who are possibly infected. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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