FG says no Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

The Federal Government has assured that there is no trace of Ebola fever in the country.

The minister of Information, Labaran Maku told newsmen in Abuja that the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan briefed council on verification checks that have been carried out by the ministry since the alleged outbreak of the disease in the country.

He said, “Nigeria is prepared right now to curtail any outbreak particularly given reports that few countries on the west coast like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have reported cases of Ebola fever and given our proximity to these countries.

“The ministry has taken every precaution including getting vaccines and medicines to ensure that should there be any incidence in Nigeria everything would be dealt with precision. So far, there is nothing like Ebola fever in Nigeria and council was reassured that every step has been taken to ready our country just in case, infected persons come into the country from our neighbouring countries which unfortunately have been reportedly affected. So citizens are reassured again that there is no Ebola fever in the country and all the checks so far undertaken declared clearly that we don’t have it, yes there are in two or three West African countries but the ministry has assured that should there be anything like that within our boundary it will be quickly tackled”.

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