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WHO Pledges Effective Blueprint To Stamp out Ebola in West Africa


The world will contend with the outbreak of the deadly and ravaging Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for the rest of the year, just as the possibility of putting it out now is remote, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed.

ebola The global heath body’s Spokesperson, Fadela Chaib, droped this hint weekend at a press briefing.

According to her, the body was presently working on a ‘blueprint’ over the 38 years old virus, which she indicated was a working material on an effective manner to launch a lasting attack against Ebola spread, managing and containing it.

Chaib confirmed at the briefing that it would take WHO and her health partners between six and nine months to conclude work on the document.

She indicated that the virus would be declared over until it was confirmed absent in a country  within “two incubation periods, or 42 days in total, without any case.

In the meantime, more condolences have continued to pour in on the demise of late senior physician, Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who died this week as a result of contact with the country’s Ebola first casualty and index case,  Liberian – American, Patrick Sawyer.

A Human right Organization, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), stated it joined other well meaning Nigerians in mourning Adadevoh’s death, describing her as an amazon who stood her ground where others failed to surmount courage to help the country out of the imminent and fatal danger.

TMG called on the Federal Government give late Adadevoh national honour on the sacrifice she made to the country. It demanded she should be immortalized for the exceptional and rare demonstration of courage while discharging her professional duty.

Similarly, the group advocated that immediate steps should be taken by the government to comfort her agonized family.

It tasked Nigerians in positions of authority to emulate the late amazon and courageous  medical expert.

Since the outbreak of EVD in March this year in West African sub region, over 1,300 according to WHO people have been confirmed dead, including Nigeria which is the latest and fourth entrant.




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