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Abuja residents embrace safety measures to avoid Ebola virus

01 August 2014, 15:20

Abuja - Abuja residents have begun to adjust their lifestyles to avoid contracting the Ebola virus, a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) survey has shown.

The virus has claimed over 700 lives in West African, including Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian who died in Nigeria after contracting the virus in his country.

A civil servant, Janet Obinna, said that she had embraced the habit of regularly washing her hands and other sanitary measures as experts had advised.

Obinna said that contrary to her husband’s preference for bush meat in the meal, the family had resorted to eating goat meet and beef.

Paul Nzekwu, a businessman, said after he watched news about the virus he realised it was more dangerous than HIV.

World Health Organisation (WHO) says Ebola virus, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe illness, with fatality rate of up to 90 per cent.

WHO describes Ebola as one of the world’s most virulent diseases.

-  NAN

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