GUARDING AGAINST ANOTHER EBOLA OUTBREAK – THISDAYLIVE

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GUARDING AGAINST ANOTHER EBOLA OUTBREAK A good personal hygiene is essential Following incidences of the Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Preventio

3 mins ago A good personal hygiene is essential Following incidences of the Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), last week stepped up preparation against possible outbreak in the country.0 Enugu senator, Chimaroke Nnamani, has asked fellow Igbos to stop warring against the Yoruba ethnic group as if they (Yoruba) are their problem in the country.disabilities in the country.Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo in Umuahia Banks have been warned to avoid being used as conduit pipes to loot the treasury of Abia State by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who will be leaving office next year.

In a public health advisory by its Director General, Dr.Ifedayo Adetifa, NCDC said the outbreak of the Sudan strain in Uganda, last September risked being imported into Nigeria.He said this in his new piece titled “The Igbo Insularity and it’s Yoruba Wahala”, contained in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES.“Based on available data and risk assessment conducted, Nigeria is at high risk of importation of the virus,” said Adetifa.” She added that there is no domestication and implementation of bills and laws protecting the vulnerable people from these abuses in the State of Osun.“This risk is due to the large volume of air travel between Nigeria and Uganda and the mixing of passengers, especially at the regional travel hubs of Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Kigali airports, and the additional risk from other neighbouring countries that share a direct border with Uganda, should cases arise in other countries in the region.Mr Nnamani, a former Enugu State governor, has been vocal about his support for Mr Tinubu, even though he belongs to the opposition PDP.” We recall that the first Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2015 infected 28,616 people and claimed 11,310 lives.ALPI, which described itself as an NGO committed to good governance, transparency and accountability, explained that it resolved to protect the resources of Abia “after witnessing the wanton hemorrhaging and looting of the state’s treasury”.

The current outbreak in Uganda, coming few days before the EVD in the Democratic Republic of Congo was declared over, has already claimed 34 lives with more than a hundred others infected.The PDP has yet to take any action against Mr Nnamani since he started campaigning for the APC candidate.” She added that it is crucial to ensure that the laws and acts were put into effect in order to eliminate all difficulties faced by the designated targets.The previous reports of Ebola infections in Uganda also triggered an alert in neighbouring countries as Goma, a major transport hub and a border town between the Congo and Rwanda is a popular destination point and flight route for many Nigerians.Nigeria’s index case of the outbreak in 2015 was a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer who flew into the country carrying the virus unchecked – a single act that caused the deaths of eight persons and wreaked enormous economic havoc.” He listed what he referred to as noble acts of some Yorubas in history.It is in the bid to avoid another outbreak that medical experts are calling on the federal government to increase the surveillance system across all borders in the country, particularly because Ebola is deadlier than COVID-19.Related Topics:.According to Dr.Both were killed by soldiers who plotted the July 1966 counter coup.“We cannot, as a people, be complaining about marginalization in the South East geopolitical region by the Federal government, while our own state governments are busy stealing our commonwealth, with reckless abandon,” the group said.

Moses Adewumi, a virologist at the University of Ibadan, “We don’t have to wait for alert.We are already in a belt.“Called me son and seriously shared confidential information with me.Uganda is a neigbouring country and we all know that infectious diseases can’t be stopped by boundaries.” Ebola is a communicable disease and has the risk of international spread.The senator said when power is shifted to Yoruba, it does not go to Kwara or Kogi State, but to the South-west just as he lamented that “the weakness of the South East zone is patently obvious such that they throw any bones at us and we bite.The disease can be spread through human to human contact, through travels, migrations and the movement of animals.The newspaper is a public trust dedicated to the pursuit of truth and reason covering a range of issues from breaking news to politics, business, the markets, the arts, sports and community to the crossroads of people and society.

It has similar symptoms like malaria: fever, sore throat, headache, vomiting, etc.The senator said “the two political parties with emotional capture of my people will lose the Presidential election.The virus spreads by contact with infected blood and body fluids and it takes between two days to three weeks before the complete symptoms manifest.Many Nigerians and indeed the international community commended the federal government and the health authorities for their swift response in dealing with the outbreak in 2015.” READ ALSO: 2023: Tinubu, Atiku absent at presidential town hall meeting Although he did not mention the two political parties, his statement is not unrelated to the PDP and the Labour Party.The appropriateness of the response saved the lives of many Nigerians.But same cannot be said of the outbreak of meningitis thereafter, where the health authorities were evidently caught unawares.“We need a restart.

That epidemic claimed more than 1000 lives.Thus, notwithstanding the preparations of the authorities to contain Ebola, we urge Nigerians to continue to observe good hygienic behaviour that includes regular handwashing and general environmental cleanliness.Careful but calculated risk.The sanitisers that disappeared from the banks’ entrances, schools, offices; the thermometers that had been withdrawn from the local and international and local airports as well as other border entries should be restored as a means of constantly monitoring people until the viral disease is exterminated.We cannot afford another Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.An Igbo-Yoruba Alliance.Related Articles Founded on January 22, 1995, THISDAY is published by THISDAY NEWSPAPERS LTD.

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