Tuesday, April 13, 2021

National Assembly raises the alarm over possible outbreak of Ebola

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The House of Representatives has asked the Federal government to take immediate steps to create public awareness and get Nigerians prepared on how to combat any possible outbreak of Ebola virus in the country.

Adopting a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Mr. Uyime Idem, the House said the government should immediately increase surveillance at all entry points into the country to respond to any suspected outbreak of Ebola coming from the neighbouring countries, especially Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The House said the Federal Ministry of Information should create awareness on the deadly Ebola virus while the Federal Ministry of Health should work with the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) and World Health Organisation on strategies to bring the Ebola outbreak under control and provide regular updates on preparedness, containment and response measures.

Ebola Virus Disease was reported and confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 25th of March, 2014 in West African Countries.