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War Against Ebola Not Over Yet In Lagos

By Ayo Balogun

Residents of Lagos still need to be on guard against the infection of deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as the state government has alerted the state is not totally free from the threat of trans border transmission of the virus.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris dropped this hint Thursday while playing host to the team of a Lagos based pharmaceutical company, who donated some Ebola preventive materials.

Dr. Idris indicated that the last case of the virus at the state isolation centre who have been under surveillance would be discharged later Thursday.

While maintaining the state was not yet free, the Commissioner informed that the state has not received any new case in the last one week , noting the state government had followed up all the contacts.

He explained despite the proactive approach of all arms of government to contain the disease successfully, there was need for vigilance as the virus still rampages in the sub regional countries.

The Commissioner promised that the state government would continue to train health workers on the handling of Ebola and how to keep clean environment, while stating the public schools have been provided with the sanitary facilities and portable water, preparatory for Monday, September 22, 2014 resumption date.

The head of the team and Managing Director of the pharmaceutical firm Dr. Emmanuel Ekunno indicated the donation of 1000 NCP fungicidal packs and some sensitization materials on Ebola were meant to take necessary preventive steps to check its infection.

EVD, Dr. Ekunno admitted was a severe disease and expressed hope it would soon be eradicated in the country.








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