Ebola virus disease is getting out of control and spreading like wildfire. A hospital in neighbouring Benin Republic is treating a Nigerian man suspected of having contracted Ebola virus. Authorities have sent a sample of his blood to Senegal for testing, Health Minister
Dorothée Gazard said on state television yesterday.
The case is unconfirmed but Gazard’s announcement triggered
widespread fears in the capital Cotonou. Many people said they
would stock up on food and stop eating at popular roadside food
stalls to avoid possible infection, witnesses said.