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Ebola: Ogun health workers isolated

05 August 2014, 08:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Ogun State allayed fears of any ebola infections in the region despite some health workers having had contact with the Liberian victim of the virus, Patrick Sawyer.

According to the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Olaokun Soyinka, said the affected couple live in Ogun and work in Lagos but they were being closely monitored.

“There are two cases of health workers who had contact with the Liberian victim. They have been isolated and we are monitoring them,” Soyinka said.

Soyinka advised residents to observe hygienic lifestyle by ensuring that they washed their hands after the day’s activities and be alert at all times, to spot symptoms such as fever, weakness and vomiting among others.

He also said residents should be wary of people from neighbouring countries with established cases.

The commissioner said all health workers in the local government and state levels have undergone training and sensitised on how to handle cases of the virus.

He warned residents to desist from eating bats, antelopes and monkeys that are veritable carriers of the Ebola virus.

- CAJ News


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