There are reports that the US government is planning to screen all delegation from Nigeria and other affected African countries billed to attend the African/ American Leaders Summit holding tomorrow August 4th in Washington DC, for exposure to Ebola.
“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
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 US
The presidents of two Ebola affected
countries, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of
Liberia and Ernest BaiKoroma of Sierra Leone have said they will not be attending the summit.
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
Meanwhile, above is how an American doctor affected with Ebola arrived the US yesterday. Dr Kent Bentley (pictured below), 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 doctor