Ebola: "Stay Away From Nigeria" - Australia Warns Citizens

Australia has warned its
citizens to steer clear of parts
of West Africa as the deadly
Ebola virus claims more

Nearly 700 people have died
in Guinea, Sierra Leone and
Liberia since March in what
has been described as the
most serious recorded
outbreak yet of the virus.
One Liberian has also died in
Nigeria, raising fears the
disease could spread further
across the region. Nigeria had
since set up disease isolation
centres at its international

The Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade is urging
Australians to avoid areas
affected by the virus and be
aware they could run into
trouble if they venture into
the region.

“Australians are also advised
that borders in the region
may be closed at short notice
to contain the outbreak,” the
department said in its travel

Those in the region should
closely monitor local health
advice and maintain strict
standards of hygiene.

Victims of the virus, or those
suffering symptoms, should be
avoided at all costs.
Ebola has a 90 percent fatality
rate and can quickly kill once
contracted. There is no known
vaccine or cure.

Symptoms include high fever
and weakness followed by
external and internal

Any traveller to the region
showing these signs before or
after visiting should seek
medical attention.

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