The World Health Organization (WHO) says they will work in connection with the Federal Government in a bid to ensure proactive measures are put in place in a bid to checkmate the spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria.
They revealed that strategic points such as the seaports, land borders, airports and other entry points that could pave way for the virus to gain entrance into the country are checkmated.
The Ebola virus which resurfaced in Mbandaka City, Democratic Republic Of Congo early this year, has killed 25 people but while 45 cases have been recorded, 14 of which have been confirmed by lab tests according to UN’s World Health Organization in Geneva.
Since Nigeria shares borders with Cameroon, which connect Central Africa Republic and Congo Brazzaville, ‘The health for All Challenge Walk, WHO Country Representative, Dr Wondi Alemu, believed that these borders are closer to DR Congo and poses a great danger to Nigeria, thereby mandating the WHO to collaborate with us in order to checkmate the Ebola virus from spreading.
“WHO is working hand in hand with the Federal Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to take necessary precautions at the Port Health Services (PHS).”