Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a national state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak, according to a government spokesperson.
The West African nation's leader has also approved $11.6 million in emergency funds to help fight the disease.
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 also under surveillance.
As it reaches seven months since the Ebola outbreak started we take a look at the timeline of events leading up to the spread of the virus.
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A man has been filmed helping an Ebola patient onto a plane without wearing any protective equipment.