U.S. Sending 50 Experts To Fight West Africa Ebola Outbreak

(Lagos) — The capital of Africa’s most populous country is recording its second case of Ebola. Officials say a doctor in Lagos, Nigeria who treated American victim Patrick Sawyer is now infected with the potentially-deadly virus. Sawyer died last month in Lagos after he arrived there by plane from Liberia. Ebola has left more than 700 people dead in West Africa since the massive outbreak began in February. Most of the deaths have occurred in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There’s no effective treatment and no vaccine for Ebola.

A doctor with Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital says the American doctor infected with Ebola is improving because he’s being treated at one of the most advanced medical isolation facilities in the world.  Doctor Kent Brantly contracted the deadly virus while working with an aid group in Liberia.  Brantly was flown to Atlanta Saturday and is being treated in a special isolation ward.  Nancy Whitebol, a second American who got the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, is expected to be in Atlanta tomorrow morning to begin treatment.