Resurgence of Ebola requires drastic action

11/10/2022 8:38:00 AM

Resurgence of Ebola requires drastic action

Resurgence of Ebola requires drastic action

Therefore, the alert by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on the possibility of a fresh Ebola outbreak requires drastic proactive action by all tiers of government.

The current disquiet is traceable to the Sudan EVD strain outbreak in Uganda, East Africa.resurgence.| 40 mins ago The Regional Head, Financial Markets in Africa and the Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank, Mark Price and Head, Financial Markets Nigeria & Rates & Credit West Africa, Standard Chartered Bank, Ayodeji Adelagun, in this joint interview highlighted some of the challenges affecting the Nigerian economy and stressed the need for improved fiscal and monetary policy alignment.The resolution was submitted by Côte d’Ivoire on behalf of the Group of African States.

Already, it has killed 29 persons there, including four healthcare workers since its onset on September 20.The federal and state governments and international partners should revive the local preventive measures..“The overall risk of importation of the Ebola virus disease and the impact on the health of Nigerians has been assessed as high based on available data,” the NCDC Director-General, Ifedayo Adetifa, said.What contributed the most to our GDP is the non-oil sector, and that is tracking very well and continues to do so.This is foreboding for a country battling several diseases, including cholera, and meningitis that have been eradicated in many other countries.Travellers told our correspondent that from last Sunday till date, armed bandits had blocked the road and carried out a series of abduction.Ebola, like any other virus, does not respect physical borders.The resolution also called upon all the relevant States that have not already done so to dispense reparatory justice, including finding ways to remedy historical racial injustices contributing to the development and recognition of the dignity of the affected States and their people.

“The likelihood of importation is high due to the increased air travel between Nigeria and Uganda, especially through Kenya’s Nairobi airport, a regional transport hub, and other neighbouring countries that share a direct border with Uganda,” Adetifa warned.Many travellers were kidnapped while others escaped with gunshot injuries in the last five days.However, we do need to see very strong support from both fiscal and monetary policies to ensure that we maintain this positive trend; especially with FX supply challenges increasing the risk to hinder industrial or manufacturer activity, which would probably begin to taper the economy.The World Health Organisation describes Ebola as “a rare but severe, often fatal illness in humans.” Transmitted from wild animals, especially bats, monkeys, forest antelopes and porcupines to humans, the virus can be contracted through body fluids, semen, blood, vomit, and faeces of infected persons.Last Friday, many motorists were stranded in the morning after the armed criminals blocked a stretch from a community called Magazu to Yankara in the neighbouring Katsina State.Humans contract it from objects contaminated with it, and corpses of victims.Elections are coming up with ample opportunities which may rise from potential reform.It has an incubation period of two to 21 days.“Residents from Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara who want to travel to Katsina, Kano, Kaduna and many other states in the North, and even South, will have no alternative other than to forego their journeys.” The Council requested the Office of the High Commissioner to provide a written report, at the 53rd session, on the progress of the two-year comprehensive communications strategy, inclusive of an outreach programme to raise awareness about and mobilise global public support for racial equality.

The fatality rate is around 50 per cent.The first two outbreaks occurred in 1976 in Sudan and DR Congo.In fact, the road is terribly unsafe to ply,” a resident Aliyu Sani said.But at least we start from a relatively strong performance especially when compared to other markets.Since then, the largest outbreak had occurred in West Africa (2014 to 2016).It ensnared 28,600 persons; 11,000 of them died and cost an estimated $53 billion economic burden.They opened fire on vehicles that refused to stop.Gabon, Ivory Coast, Senegal, South Africa, Mali, the United States, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy have also suffered outbreaks.It is now close to about $85-$87 at the moment.

Ominously, the WHO says the Sudan strain is more deadly because there is currently no vaccine to treat it.” The spokesman of the state police command, SP Muhammad Shehu, did not answer calls from our correspondent up to the time of filing this report.Instructively, Nigeria experienced the outbreak of Ebola and COVID-19 through incoming air travellers from Liberia and Italy respectively.To avoid such a reoccurrence, the health authorities must be on high alert.But at the conference today, we’ve heard comments around the supply wastage and clearly the more the government can do to improve that situation, not only will they benefit from the higher oil prices, but they’ll benefit from keeping all of the potential benefits from having such a strong surge.In July 2014, Ebola hit Nigeria hard.Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American seriously sick with the virus, travelled to Nigeria.

Curiously, he failed to disclose his status and was admitted to First Consultants Hospital in Lagos to treat fever.On the negative side, there is obviously the oil wastage.By the time it was discovered that he was down with Ebola, he had done much damage.In all, eight Nigerians died in the outbreak, including Stella Adadevoh, the consultant who treated him.As the index case, Sawyer caused a major medical crisis in Nigeria.Furthermore, I’ve already mentioned that the government is doing a lot to reduce crude oil wastage.It took the sterling efforts by the Lagos State Government, which responded quickly by establishing isolation and treatment centres, and the Federal Government to contain the EVD.

Apart from the isolation centres, government set up a tracing system, and temperature checks became mandatory at entry points to detect possible cases.There was also a major awareness campaign on non-pharmaceutical protocols in which hygiene, washing of hands with soap and running water were promoted.If the on-shore wastage is not easy to tackle, then switching focus to off-shore production seems like an obvious way to potentially improve that.Nigerians were advised to suspend hugging and shaking of hands because Ebola can spread from human-to-human contact.Related News.

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