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The Importance of Early Detection

Simon Utebor | PUNCH   in 
September 6, 2014

TO many across the world today, the Ebola Virus Disease is a death sentence. But it is not.

In recent times, pictures of survivors of the EVD from Liberia and Sierra Leone have graced the pages of the Nigerian media. Babies, teenagers and the elderly who have been through the glass pose for the camera in a well- earned victory dance.

The EVD may have killed more than 1,500 people since its latest outbreak but the glistening faces of the survivors are proof that the disease is not a death sentence.

This has been a key message from government officials since July 20 when the index case, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, arrived in Lagos from Monrovia, Liberia.

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