No fresh case of Ebola in Lagos, says government

No fresh case of Ebola in Lagos, says government

Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:02 am


Lagos State Government on Wednesday again reiterated that no fresh case of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease has been found in the State or any part of Nigeria.

According to the Special Adviser to  Governor  Raji Fashola on Public Health, Dr (Mrs) Yewande Adeshina, none of the persons said to have come in contact with the late Liberian-American  victim of the Ebola Virus Disease, Mr Patrick Sawyer  has manifested unusual body temperature or any other symptom of the dreaded virus.

She explained that all the 59 persons  are hale and hearty and have not exhibited any unusual symptoms, just as there has been no case of the dreaded disease from the country’s borders.

Dr. Yewande Adeshina

Dr. Yewande Adeshina

Also, the Commissioner for Information, Lateef Ibirogba has advised the citizenry to be wary of the activities of fraudsters who are making spurious claims about their ability to provide cure for the Ebola Virus Disease, urging them to always contact health providers to report unusual feelings noticed.

He cautioned the people to desist from sending panicky text messages round about the Ebola Disease that could heighten tension and create anxiety.

He also called on those who want to make cheap money from the case to desist from their strange claims of cure for the disease lest they run foul of the law, as only medical solutions are known to be appropriate for the disease.

He reminded residents of the State to make use of the emergency phone numbers- 08023169485, 08033086660, 08033065303, 08055281442 and 08055329229 provided to contact health authorities in case anyone with observed symptoms of the Ebola disease is noticed.

He also advised residents to observe the highest level of personal environmental hygiene adding that they should visit hospitals or Primary Health Centres nearest to them to report strange feelings noticed.

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