Nigeria issues alert on fresh Ebola disease

The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) on Tuesday alerted the residents to the attainable outbreak of Ebola Virus Illness eight years after the nation skilled the illness.

The NCDC’s alert adopted experiences on the outbreak of Ebola in Uganda.

The company’s Director-Common, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, who issued the alert in an announcement in Abuja, mentioned the worry of an Ebola outbreak arose due to the elevated air journey between Nigeria and the East African nation.

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Nigeria recorded its first case of EVD on July 20, 2014, when a Liberian, Amos Sawyer, arrived within the nation and was admitted on the First Consultants Medical Centre within the Obalende space of Lagos.

20 instances and 4 fatalities have been later confirmed by the nation’s well being authorities.

Adetifa mentioned: “The probability of importation of the illness to Nigeria is excessive as a result of elevated air journey between Nigeria and Uganda, particularly by Kenya’s Nairobi airport, a regional transport hub, and different neighbouring international locations that share a direct border with Uganda.”

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