Here’s What You Need to Know Now About the Ebola Crisis

TIME

The Ebola outbreak has already led to more than 670 deaths in western Africa, but a man who became ill on a flight from Liberia to Lagos, Africa’s largest city, has raised alarms for public health officials after he later died of the virus.

Liberia has closed most of its borders, and airports in Nigeria are now screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for Ebola’s symptoms, which include fever, headache, joint pain, lack of appetite, difficult breathing and sore throat. In its advanced stages, Ebola leads to diarrhea, vomiting and internal bleeding. While the airport screenings are meant to ease travelers’ minds, the reality is that the Ebola virus can’t be detected soon after infection—the first signs of the virus are red eyes and a rash, which could be caused by many different things. Plus, outgoing flyers are not being tested and its unclear at this point if over countries…

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