The worst outbreak of Ebola in history has touched Africa's biggest city, with a hospital in Lagos confirming the death of a visiting Liberian government official.
Patrick Sawyer, a consultant at the Liberian Finance Ministry, flew into Lagos earlier this week, then checked into a Lagos hospital with a fever, according to Nigeria's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu. Laboratory blood tests confirmed Ebola shortly before Mr. Sawyer died on Friday.
It is unclear to what extent or even whether Mr. Sawyer infected others with the deadly disease. Ebola isn't airborne; it spreads from one person to another only through contact with blood or other bodily fluids, usually in a hospital or among family members caring for a sick person.