Ebola: FG Puts Health Officials On Red Alert


The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Monday, said his service was continually checking infections of general wellbeing worry around the globe and was noticing the Ebola illness flare-up in Guinea Conakry with concern.

Ehanire uncovered this at the week by week press preparation of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

He said, “Nigeria’s Port Health Services have been put on caution ashore, ocean and air boundaries and all significant medical clinics have likewise been notified to make wellbeing laborers aware of have a sharp record of doubt and to check understanding travel history, particularly at Outpatient Departments, and report worries to irresistible illness central people and the state disease transmission experts without a second thought.

“Stricter disease anticipation and control measures, including individual defensive measures, should be taken quickly there is motivation to presume.

Nigeria is willing to send experienced volunteers from our Centres of Excellence on viral hemorrhagic fever, to support WHO measures to contain Ebola resurgence in our West African subregion. It is important to protect the subregion from the catastrophic burden of dealing with two severe diseases of public health concern.

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“We shall work with the West Africa Health Organisation and WHO on strategies to bring this outbreak under control and shall provide regular updates on preparedness, containment, and response measures in due course.”

The chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, also said the Federal Government was enhancing surveillance at the nation’s borders to respond to the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in neighboring countries.

Mustapha said, “The PTF is also enhancing surveillance at points of entry to respond to the recent outbreak of Ebola in neighboring countries, especially, Guinea and the Congo DCR.

“We shall keep a keen eye on it to avoid having to combat with the two deadly diseases at the same time. This is not a task for government alone but for all Nigerians and indeed all members of the public have a role to play.”


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