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Ebola outbreak spreads to Nigeria

Ebola outbreak spreads to Nigeria

An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. The 40-year-old man had recently lost his sister to Ebola in Liberia, health officials there said. It was not immediately clear how he managed to board a flight, but he was moved into an isolation ward upon arrival in Nigeria on Tuesday and died on Friday. Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said it was the first case of Ebola confirmed in Nigeria since the current outbreak emerged this year. The disease already has hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Surgeons remove 232 'toothlike' growths

Dental surgeons in India's largest city say they have removed 232 small "toothlike structures" from the mouth of a teenage boy with a rare medical condition. They said the 17-year-old from a small village in western India had been suffering from jaw pain and swelling for over 18 months. Dr. Vandana Thoravade said Ashik Gavai suffered complex odontoma, a rare condition in which a tumor grows under a gum and creates smaller toothlike growths called denticles. He said the team of dental surgeons took seven hours to remove all the denticles in the operation this week.

UPS driver arrested on weapons charge

A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said. Curtis Hays, 36, of Rancho Cucamonga, was taken into custody on a federal indictment filed in Riverside. In 2012, the delivery driver allegedly stole packages containing 72 weapons at the UPS shipping hub in Ontario, Calif., east of Los Angeles, according to the indictment. The guns were bound for a Turner's Outdoorsman sporting goods store and included .22-caliber rifles, .12-gauge shotguns, and .22-caliber and .45-caliber pistols, authorities said.

Associated Press

Ebola outbreak spreads to Nigeria 07/25/14 [Last modified: Friday, July 25, 2014 11:36pm]
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