The Nigeria Middle for Illness Management (NCDC) has made residents conscious of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.
NCDC stated Nigeria is at average danger of an outbreak as a consequence of Guinea’s proximity to West African international locations.
Circumstances and deaths have been reported within the N’zerekore area of Guinea. The instances have been present in seven individuals who attended a nurse’s funeral on February 1, 2021.
The World Well being Group (WHO), the African Facilities for Illness Management (ACDC) and the West African Well being Group (WAHO) have introduced their assist for the nation’s response actions.
In a press release on Thursday, the NCDC stated there’s an present multisectoral nationwide working group on rising viral hemorrhagic ailments (EVHDWG).
The group coordinates preparatory efforts for EVD and different rising viral hemorrhagic ailments.
Numerous measures have been taken to forestall and mitigate the results of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, in accordance with the NCDC.
A Nationwide Emergency Operations Middle (EOC) operated by the NCDC’s Incident Coordination Middle (ICC) is in alert mode.
There may be additionally a group of first responders on standby, able to be deployed inside 24 hours within the occasion of an EVD outbreak in Nigeria.
“Now we have additionally arrange testing services for EVD within the NCDC Nationwide Reference Laboratory. The NCDC will proceed to work with states to strengthen preparatory actions throughout the nation.
“The port well being providers of the Federal Ministry of Well being have expanded the screening on the entry factors. The NCDC can even increase danger communication and different actions. “
The Ebola virus may be transmitted via direct contact with physique fluids of who it’s
sick with or died of EVD.
The virus can enter the physique stream via damaged pores and skin or mucous membranes within the eyes, nostril, or mouth.
It can be contacted via objects contaminated by contaminated individuals, in addition to via direct contact with blood and physique
Fluids and tissues from contaminated fruit bats or primates.
To stop the unfold of Ebola, the NCDC suggested the general public to scrub their palms continuously with cleaning soap and water and keep away from direct contact with useless wildlife.