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Country urged to guard against complacency on Ebola

03 December 2014, 08:05Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, has warned against complacency following the country receiving a clean bill of health on the Ebola virus.

Speaking ahead of an event scheduled for Lagos where local volunteers will leave for Ebola-stricken countries, Idris said Nigeria was still "not out of  the woods" but vulnerable to the deadly scourge.

He said the country needed to continue to scale up its structures because Ebola "had been a test to its cultural sensitivity."

Idris cautioned Nigerians against complacency but to build on the already established surveillance system and public enlightenment.

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The country has received international praise for its effective containment of the deadly scourge.

Lagos was the worst hit by the deadly outbreak locally after Liberian-American doctor flew to the country already infected.

Meanwhile, 250 Nigerian volunteers will on Thursday proceed to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to assist these countries in their Ebola containment efforts.

- CAJ News


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