Via The Nation: Lagos alerts residents on measures against Ebola Virus outbreak. Excerpt:
Lagos State Government has alerted residents on measures necessary to prevent the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease that is ravaging the neighboring West African countries like Guinea and Liberia.
State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, in a statement Wednesday said there was need for residents to maintain high standard of personal and environmental hygiene at all times.
Idris listed other measures to include washing of hands often with soap and water, avoiding close contact with people who are sick and ensuring that objects used by the sick are decontaminated and properly disposed.
He advised health workers to be at alert, wear personal protective equipment, observe universal basic precautions when attending to suspected or confirmed cases, and report same to their Local Government Area or Ministry of Health immediately.