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Nigeria declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission. In the country, eight people died out of a reported 20 cases, but 898 people came in contact with those 20 people, according to the World Health Organization. Nigeria contained the virus by sending officials door-to-door to explain the disease, and by using mobile phones to report symptoms. The country has been free of new cases for 42 days. Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Incident Manager for Nigeria’s Ebola response, joins us to tell us what other countries can learn from Nigeria. (photo: A teacher uses a thermometer to test students' temperature checking for signs of Ebola virus in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba))

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