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Lagos upbeat at strategies to contain Ebola spread

18 August 2014, 11:34Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has assured locals of his administration's resolve to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.


In a state-wide broadcast, Fashola said the resolve was based on the courage so far shown by the first set of health workers at the State and Federal levels as well as the leadership of the State and Federal Ministries of Health with the support of the Government’s international partners.

Reports that emanate daily from the isolation wards about those who are receiving treatment and those under surveillance pointing out that while 61 persons who have been under observation in the last 21 days had been discharged, and a report that a confirmed victim of the disease had fully recovered, encouraged him.

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“My view of the fact that we are gaining control is informed by verifiable facts that I receive daily from our health workers that all the cases of those who have either unfortunately died or those who are sick and those who are contacts under surveillance are directly traceable to the imported case,” Fashola said.

Fashola told Lagos residents that contrary to the rumour that it lacked the resources to tackle the sudden challenge posed by the virus, the state had enough resources to fund everything that was needed to curb the spread.

The news of the full recovery of the confirmed victim was a reinforcement of the advice from the experts that the Ebola virus infection is not an automatic death sentence, the Governor declared,

“This is encouraging news from which our containment strategy can profit greatly,” he said.

- CAJ News


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