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Friday, 29 January 2016

Health Minister warns pregnant Nigerian women against traveling to Latin America over outbreak of Zika Virus

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has warned pregnant Nigerian women against traveling to Latin America over the recent outbreak of a strange viral disease known as Zika which is transmitted by a certain class of Mosquito. The strange disease causes babies to have abnormally small heads and growth difficulties.

The spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Health, Boade Akinola, in a statement released today, said that there is no recorded case of the disease in Nigeria.
“The Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole is intimating Nigerians on the recent outbreak of. Zika virus infection, which was first discovered in Brazil in 2014. The virus is transmitted by a bite of mosquito vector. The manifestation of Zika virus infection include: mild fever, rash (mostly maculo-papular), headaches, joint pain (arthralgia), muscle pain (myalgia), loss of weight (asthenia), and non-purulent conjunctivitis. The virus is also associated with higher risk of congenital malformations in newborn when pregnant women are affected. The disease usually occurs about three (3) to twelve (12) days after the mosquito vector bite. The World Health Organisation has raised a global alert because the disease has affected about 23 countries in Americas especially in Latin America. At the moment, there is no cure or vaccine for Zika virus infection. The federal ministry of health hereby advises a travel restriction especially by pregnant women to Latin America for now until situation improves. In addition, the honourable minister of health has directed Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to include Zika virus diagnosis as part of ongoing effort to manage Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. Prof Adewole, therefore urges Nigerians to be vigilant and report promptly any case of unexplained fever that is more than 48 hours, especially in those with recent travels to Latin America, to health care professionals. He also enjoined those working at various port of entry into the country to interview anyone coming from any of the Latin American countries for evidence Zika virus symptoms. In conclusion, the minister assures Nigerian that there is no single case of Zika virus infection in the country and there is no need to panic. The federal ministry of health will continue to monitor the situation and update Nigerians of any other developments. Women in Brazil have already been advised not to get pregnant in the next two years"the statement read

69 comments:

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ify said...

Ok

Olaaliu said...

I hope they listen

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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Alright

Anonymous said...

I HOPE THEY LISTEN?




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Anonymous said...

I HOPE THEY LISTEN?




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ada abraham said...

Ok

Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

Na wa o.

Anonymous said...

Nawa

SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

May God help us... This situation of new diseases unavailing from animals is becoming unbearable.

Ivy Godspower said...

Owk




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oguntoye oluwaseyi said...

God save us






Call me goggle boi

dj banti said...

Enter your comment...ok na

Point And Kill said...

Odikwa very serious ooooo, noted

Andy sneh said...

A word is enough for the wise.

Ella Goz said...

I pray we never experience such in ds country where the mosquitoes are more than the humans in it.




Lady with class#

Davido's driver said...

Thanks for the info

osondu arinze said...

expectant mothers take note





that Imo boy

Anonymous said...

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Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Hmmmm God will save

Daniel Miles said...

Noted...Aunty Linda next

Milez

jessica freda said...

DISEASES HERE AND THERE. BABA GOD DO PROTECT UR CHILDREN.

Miriam Aguzie said...

Oooooooooooo!! Everyday another story.. End of the system of things.Chineke zoputa umu gi ooo#Lindangwanu#

JAYZSBOSS said...

Lord help us

Vivian Reginalds said...

For their own good
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

El Fidel said...

Nawa o

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

WOOW THANKS FOR THE NOTICE.









I MISSED YOU AUNTY LINDA....

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Zika pls stay where ever u are we dnt nid u here in nig,,aunty lassa is enof





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Bonita Bislam said...

I pray they listen oh.They shouldn't spoil our chances of getting correct pregnancy when the time is due abeg.
Nigerian immigration @ airports must wake up.Every woman coming into the country be it Nigerian, black and white must be properly screened.We dunno the tour the did before they decided to come into our country .A repeat of Patrick sawyer must never happen mbok

Owakah I said...

ok

Sampson Ayantoye said...

all manner of evil ailment on face of the earth,Lord have mercy

Ann Anthony said...

Ok...it's well

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Okay sir, I wanted to travel, but I won't travel again

SolangeD said...

the virus is really bad can cause congenital anomalies

Owakah I said...

OK

Juliet Iwuno said...

God help us all. Linda take note!

Bridget Abanum said...

Noted !!!
% Linda your Greatest Fan %

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Serious matter shah....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

yummy mummy said...

Ebola,lassa,zika na wa

sonia uka said...

Ozoooooeeeeeemeeeennnnaaaa

sonia uka said...

Ozoemena

APPLE said...

Hia! This sh**t is scary mehn! Please ladies don't travel to those places o, before you go born monster.

sonia uka said...

God have mercy.

sonia uka said...

May it not happen again ooo

Adaoma Anna said...

Nothing wey person no go hear.

kween Bee said...

Ok! I will tell somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody and that somebody finally knows one somebody so that they will be aware.. God abeg ooo!!

swaag said...

he he he... Just imagine that your stingy and rude, rich aunty travelling to LAtin America to go born and coming back with this kind of baby... shuu..


swaag... but why

DA BOSSLADY Debbie said...

OMG God help us!!!

Chigozie Queeneth said...

Hehehe not to get pregnant in d next two yrs ke can brazillians contain dat? Anywayz tanks for d info

ojoma brown said...

God save us 4rm all dis sickness

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...end time diseases. Jay-b

QUI OO. said...

WHICH KIND OF A THING IS THIS.

Mayah Jennifer said...

make in hear oh

moss said...

Don't bring zika here again o. Asap

obukwelu gloria said...

D world is coming to an end.....endtime zika

Nkemy said...

Na wa oo...as if someone is unleashing diseases across the globe. God help us!

Angel Makiz said...

take note....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

izy 2 nv said...

GOOD ONE FROM THE MINISTER. THAT VIRUS HAS BEEN SAID TO BE EASILY CONTRACTED BY TRAVELERS. SO EVEN TRAVELING RIGHT NOW IS DISCOURAGED

Theresa Egan said...

Hmm, God should help us oo with all these diseases everywhere.

Okolo Azubuike said...

nah wa ooo

Solomon Chukwuka said...

OK....thanks u sir

Amara Egboka said...

Awwww

gold said...

Disaster everywhere... now is d time to get closer to God than ever


Oloriawhy


Oloriawhy

merit edeki said...

Na wa o

EKIN ROYALE said...

It is well o.
Linda Abeg o

Runa Haliru said...

This is end time things ooooo.may God protect us

chy nelly said...

God abeg oooo no let dis zika virus enter Nigeria cos nobody go survive oooo,this one mosquito full everywhere in 9ja

chy nelly said...

God abeg oooo no let dis zika virus enter Nigeria cos nobody go survive oooo. This one mosquito full everywhere in 9ja

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