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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Screen anyone with Fever for Ebola- FG directs health workers nationwide

Following last week's declaration of Ebola virus in Republic of Congo by the World Health Organization WHO, Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has directed all health workers to test anyone with Fever for Ebola.

In a statement released by the Director, Media & Public Relations for the minister, Boade Akinola, Adewole said the Federal Government is on high alert to ensure that the virus does not find its way into the country through any of its borders or ports. Read the statement after the cut..


The Honorable Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has called for heightened vigilance and intensified awareness efforts on the symptoms of hemorrhagic fevers. The Minister noted that health care providers and the general public must immediately report any sign of illness to the public health officials immediately. The Federal Government in response to the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) on confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has directed Port Health officials to step up inspection activities and to report any sick person or suspects to ensure that the State Epidemiologist in the states where there are present is immediately alerted and relevant tests conducted. The Symptoms to look out for include; fever, fatigue, weakness dizziness and muscle aches. Patients with more severe cases show bleeding under the skin, internal organs or even from bodily orifices like mouth, ears, and the ears. Nigerians are urged not to panic as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control is on ground and equipped to secure the health of citizens. The agency has for a while now, been strengthening states capacities to detect, manage and respond to hemorrhagic fevers including Lassa fever. He called on states to begin social mobilization and media awareness efforts via TV, Radio, Print and Social Media. Prof. Adewole also charged state health ministries to strengthen their supervision services and escalate any incident appropriately. The Health minister directs all Nigerian health workers to maintain a high index of suspicion by screening all fevers for Ebola Similarly, the minister encourages members of the public to observe a high level of personal hygiene which includes regular hand washing and to also report all cases of fever to the nearest health facility.

12 comments:

Light Watch said...

Well, it's important to start early screening now before it degenerate into a national disaster

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The health ministry has done the right thi thing

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Anonymous said...

The Lord is your strength.

Anonymous said...

Ebola don come back????

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Lord have mercy.


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daniel ubong said...

Another fat lie from this man,he wants federal government to pump in more money in the health sector as to enable him loot as much as!oya let's go no time.

christie benjamin said...

Prevention is better dan cure!

Sean said...

ebola has hit congo. we have not recovered from the last one

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now this? why are there just so many things that want to wipe out humanity?

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ebola again. it is time for hand washing and clean hygiene.

Ushie Blessing said...

God help ur children oo

uniquechic said...

Ds is not our portion in ds nation...not again

Adeyinka Adeagbo said...

Oh Geez! Not again...






































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