Jos: Group Flags off Awareness Campaign On EbolaFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
Following the recent Ebola virus scourge that is bedeviling some West African countries, and with a few cases in Nigeria, a group under the named Bagos Foundation has flagged off an awareness campaign in Jos the Plateau State Capital.
Chairman of the group Dachung Musa on Tuesday in Jos lamented how some people lost their lives by drinking and bathing with salt water due lack of proper information.
He hailed the Federal Government for taking pragmatic steps against the dreaded Ebola virus and called on the public to collaborate with government in stemming the virus.
Musa urged residents of the State to avoid physical contact with people showing signs of Ebola, avoid touching fluid from other people such as sweat, saliva and blood and to keep away from bats, Monkeys, Baboons and dead animals.
The group advised the citizenry on good personal hygiene urging them to avoid eating bush meat, rumour mongering and stay informed, listen to news update and wash their hands regularly with soap and clean water.
“We thank God for the quick response of the Federal Government to the Ebola issues
“For our people who are not informed, we are embarking on this campaign to create awareness because we don’t want our people to fall into danger especially with last week’s event that everybody went in to taking salt.
“Why they did that is because they don’t have the right information on what Ebola is about, that was why we took it upon ourselves to enlighten people to create this awareness.” the group explained.
The group stressed further that the campaign will continue in major streets in Jos and later to the rural communities.
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