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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Nigerian Medical Doctors strengthen borders in wake up to fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is finalising an arrangement to contain a possible spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) following its recent outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). It urged the Federal Government to strengthen its response team and increase surveillance on the nation’s borders.

The proactive move, instigated by the confirmation of two more suspected cases of the deadly disease which have claimed three lives in the Central African nation, is to check the disaster and make government alive to its responsibilities of ensuring good health for the citizenry.

The doctors, subsequently, appealed to all health teams to refresh their knowledge on clinical presentation of the scourge, apply universal basic precautions in patients’ care and employ standard protocols of management and reporting of suspected cases.

The NMA also called on Nigerians to be calm and cooperate with government in securing the country, especially during surveillance at entry points. Guardian reported....

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