Federal Government Takes Proactive Measures Against The Zika Virus

By Ikenga Chronicles February 17, 2016

Federal Government Takes Proactive Measures Against The Zika Virus

NIGERIA:

The Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole has stated that the federal government has taken measures to ensure its citizens’ protection from the Zika virus. Speaking to news men, Professor Adewole informed Nigerians that the Nigerian Center For Disease Control is on high alert, and have put in place measures to contain the disease should it get into the country.The CDC’s zika virus surveillance activities include the provision of emergency contact numbers for citizens to report cases of people who display zika-like symptoms. The emergency numbers include;

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The minister charged Nigerians returning from zika-infested countries who show zika-like symptoms to report immediately to health facilities for immediate medical attention. He further instructed that the public should be on high alert, and report any cases of microcephaly in newborns to the State Epidemiologist of the Centre For Disease Control.He instructed that all Nigerians should maintain good hygiene and prevent breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

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