Ebola Lagos state Govt. swings into action

She also added that the port health services arm of her ministry is monitoring the state’s ports and effective community monitoring has commenced.

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In order to prevent a re-occurrence of the disease, the Lagos State Ministry of Health has embarked on an enlightenment programme.

Speaking to newsmen, The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Modele Osunkiyesi said “Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, ensuring that objects used by the sick are decontaminated and properly disposed and avoid touching or washing of dead bodies if not trained to do so.”

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Osunkiyesi also said “Although, there has not been any reported case of EVD in the state or the country, there is need for residents to take responsibility for their health. They should observe the highest possible standards of personal and environmental hygiene through regular washing of hands with soap and running water.”

While highlighting the early symptoms of the disease, which includes disease include fever, headache, chills, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, backache, and arthritis while later symptoms include bleeding from the eyes, ears and nose, bleeding from the mouth and rectum, eye swelling, swelling of the genitals and rashes all over the body that often contains blood.

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Osunkiyesi  also provided the following numbers 08023169485 and 08052817243 for anybody to call for more information on the disease.

She also added that the port health services arm of her ministry is monitoring the state’s ports and effective community monitoring has commenced.

You will recall that the first case of Ebola in Nigeria occurred in 2014.

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