Nigeria's Jonathan declares state of emergency over Ebola

ABUJA Fri Aug 8, 2014 1:21pm EDT

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ABUJA Aug 8 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national state of emergency on Friday over the Ebola outbreak in Africa's most populous country, and he approved 1.9 billion naira ($11.6 mln) of emergency funds to contain it.

Nigeria has confirmed seven cases of Ebola since a man fell sick on arrival from Liberia, two of whom have died. Several dozens of people who came into contact with the man are under surveillance. (Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)