Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Is Nigeria finally free from Ebola?

Nigeria would continue to be at risk of
the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as long as the virus lingered in neighbouring
countries, a Virologist, Prof. Oyewale
Tomori, said on Monday.
Tomori, who works with the World
Health Organisation (WHO), told
newsmen in Lagos that Nigeria would
become free of the virus only after the disease had been wiped out of Liberia,Sierra Leone, and Guinea - all in West
He, however, commended both the
Federal Government and the Lagos State
government for their dedicated efforts
in combating the Ebola Virus in the
country, and urged Nigeria to help its neighbours to fight the disease.
``Ebola has been ravaging the whole of
West Africa. We are not free of Ebola
until Ebola stops in those three countries
because there is always a chance that
another "Patrick Sawyer" can come in.
``And I want to commend the Lagos
State Government for what they have
done over this Ebola; I am also
commending the Federal Government.
``But we are not out of the woods yet;
so long as there is a case in Liberia, so
long there is a case in Sierra Leone, so
long there is a case in Guinea, we are
not out of the woods; so, until that is
over, Ebola is not over.
``All of us need to work together for
the safety of our country.
"And we must go out now as Nigerians
to help our brothers in other parts of
West Africa to see what we can do to
tackle Ebola.``
Tomori said that improved hygiene and
especially hand washing with soap could help prevent infection generally.
He also urged health workers to adhere
strictly to the universal practice when
attending to patients as they were
particularly at risk of contracting the
Like Tomori said, there can be always be another patrick sawyer, so watchout and be cautious at all your daily dealings. Hygiene is very important and also educate people around you, your family and the immediate people you come across everyday.
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