Ebola: Nigeria on the alert, closely monitoring outbreak in Guinea – Minister
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said the Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Guinea as well as other disease of public health concern.
Ehanire, who addressed reporters in Abuja on Monday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 explained that “Nigeria’s Port Health Services have been put on alert on land, sea and Air borders and all major hospitals have also been put on notice to alert health workers to have a keen index of suspicion and to check patient travel history, especially at Outpatient departments.
“It is important to protect the sub-region from the catastrophic burden of dealing with two severe diseases of public health concern,” he added.
According to him, stricter infection prevention and control measures, including Personal Protective measures, must be taken immediately there is reason to suspect.
“Nigeria is willing to send experienced volunteers from our Centres of Excellence on Viral hemorrhagic fever, to support WHO measures to contain Ebola resurgence in our West African sub-region.