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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Ebola: NCDC warns Nigerians about the very high risk from Uganda

Ebola: NCDC warns Nigerians about the very high risk from Uganda. 

Nigerians have been warned against embarking on non-essential travel to Uganda for now, following the outbreak of Ebola in the country. 

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, gave the warning on Monday, October 31 in Abuja.

He stated that the warning is to enable public health authorities to determine how Ebola outbreak will be contained.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as at Oct. 29, 2022, the Ugandan Ministry of Health reported 128 confirmed cases and 34 deaths.

Adetifa cautioned that when travelling to Uganda became essential, travellers should avoid contact with obviously sick persons or suspected cases of Ebola.

He said that the Port Health Service of the Federal Ministry of Health had scaled-up screening of passengers returning from Uganda at Points of Entry (POEs).

According to him, “Travellers to Nigeria with recent travel history to Uganda or persons already in Nigeria but with recent travel history to or transit through Uganda within the past 21 days are to look out for symptoms.

Symptoms such as fever, muscle pain, sore throat, diarrhoea, weakness, vomiting, stomach pain or unexplained bleeding or bruising should promptly call 6232 or state ministry of health hotlines for assessment and testing.”

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