Deadly Ebola Virus Disease Hits Lagos State Nigeria

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July 24, 2014 – Deadly Ebola Virus Disease Hits Lagos State Nigeria

The viral disease that has killed over 500 people in West Africa has made its way to Lagos state Nigeria.

This was confirmed by Lagos State Government today during a news briefing in Alausa, Lagos.

Special Adviser to Lagos Governor, Yewande Adeshian said a 40-year old Liberian, working for a West African Organiation in Moronvia, Liberia, who arrived Lagos last Sunday is suspected to have the disease.

She said details of the suspected case were obtained from a private health facility in the state, which she refused to mention, saying that history taken revealed that the 40-year old man had no contact with EVD, did not visit any person with EVD in the hospital and neither did he partake in the burial of any person who died of the disease.

Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, presently, has no cure and is ravaging neighbouring West African countries with many people killed and nations still at risk of the deadly disease.

Here are some tips to prevent the Ebola Virus

  • Avoid traveling to areas of known outbreaks
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid bush meat
  • Avoid contact with infected people
  • Don’t handle remains