Via The Guardian: Ebola outbreak: doctor who treated Nigeria's first victim contracts virus. It doesn't tell us much more about the doctor, but it offers a glimpse of Nigeria's response to the general threat of Ebola:
Authorities in Lagos have rapidly rolled out a series of preventive measures, including quarantining the hospital where Sawyer was treated, distributing protective clothing to health workers and screening airport and seaport passengers arriving from at-risk countries.
Information about the virus has been widely broadcast on radio stations, and some traders have begun cashing in with the sale of hand sanitiser branded "Ebola cleansing hand gels". In the downtown business district where Sawyer was treated, a handful of traders could be seen wearing face masks.
On Sunday, health officials visited the church of the "super-pastor" TB Joshua, which attracts 50,000 worshippers weekly. "We asked that the church leadership be aware of the important role they have to play in preventing Ebola from spreading," a member of the delegation told the Guardian. "Also we warned that they do not hold 'healing sessions' as we are concerned Ebola sufferers might travel from outside the country to the church."
Attempts to contain the disease were hampered in Liberia and Sierra Leone as faith healers and crowded churches sheltered Ebola victims whom they claimed to be able to cure. Both countries eventually made such action a crime punishable with jail terms.
Passed on through contact with bodily fluids of infected patients, surfaces and bush meat, Ebola has no known cure, although chances of survival improve dramatically with early detection and treatment. It is contagious only once symptoms begin showing and can rapidly degenerate into external and internal bleeding.
The epidemic is already having an impact on Nigeria. A South Korean university banned three Nigerian students from attending a summit, and a Nigerian delegation attending a US-Africa summit is believed to have been screened on arrival in Washington.