July 31, 2014 – Ebola Virus: Nigerians Want Jim Iyke Tested & Quarantined Before Entry Into Lagos
Jim Iyke left Liberia yesterday for Nigeria over Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country
Following the actor’s return, some Nigerians, who are following him on Twitter, have wondered if he was tested before admission into the country.
Twitter user @Avariberry posted a message reading: “Jim Iyke or Not… he gotta be screened. #TestJimIyke.”
Meanwhile @IcallDibbz_ said: “Please ooo, James Ikechukwu, aka Jim Iyke, should be quarantined.”
Others picked up on the fact that Iyke had an expensive facemask to protect him, but wore a short-sleeved T-shirt.
Ebola is transmitted through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals, and in many parts of West Africa people are being told to cover as much of their body as possible to ensure the infection doesn’t enter their bloodstream through a small cut.
Earlier yesterday, a British woman was quarantined at a hospital in Hong Kong after falling ill with Ebola-like symptoms when she returned from a trip to Africa.