Health Alert – Public Health Advisory on Ebola in Nigeria – U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

Event:  On May 12, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control issued a Public Health Advisory on Ebola.  Their Port Health Services unit has been placed on alert and have heightened screening measures at Nigerian ports of entry because of an outbreak of Ebola in the nearby Democratic Republic of Congo which began in May 2018. The World Health Organization has reported 45 possible cases of Ebola virus disease in the DRC, including 24 deaths.  Ebola is one of the causes of viral hemorrhagic fever.

Actions to Take:

  • Visit CDC’s website on Ebola.
  • S. citizens living in, or planning to travel to Nigeria, should consult the above-listed information and sites and make an informed decision regarding Ebola prevention.
  • Anticipate possible delays from additional screening measures at Nigerian ports of entry and exit.
  • Monitor local media and NCDC website for updates.
  • Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page.
  • Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for country health advisories, or call CDC at 800-232-4636 or 404-639-3534.