Ebola outbreak: Nigerian government calls for vigilance


File Photo: A Sierra Leonian celebrates Ebola free status.

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has called for heightened vigilance and intensified awareness efforts on symptoms of hemorrhagic fevers following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Minister made the call in a statement issued on his behalf on Saturday in Abuja by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations, Ministry of Health.

The Minister advised health care providers and members of the public, to report any sign of illness to public health officials.

He said in response to the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) on confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), government had directed health officials stationed at the ports, to step up inspection activities.

He said that the symptoms to look out for included fever, fatigue,…

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